A Zelij Applet

A fellow has created an applet to generate zelij patterns automatically:

http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/washington/tile/islam/

I have to say, despite the knowledgeable sounding intro, the patterns generated are not very authentic (at least I couldn’t get anything to look very authentic)

The failing seems to be in the construction of the patterns – I have a book which describes a much better system which if implemented would generate much better patterns (but would this be a bit of a soulless process? Part of the attraction is the effort required and the artistry of the original craftsmen)

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