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Progression of centre star complexity

December 17, 2008

Came across some more photos I took in Marrakesh & Fez.

Column with repeating 8-point star
Am especially impressed with the way the column face is exactly the right width for the design.


Three interwoven 8-point stars in the ‘wicker-work’ style


16 point star
Slightly more elaborate…


64-point star ceiling
Normally the centre star in designs have 8 points; 16 if the designer was in an extravagant mood (see above). However one particular palace had many 32 and 64 point stars. Complexity nearly to the point of absurdity, and actually not as aesthetically pleasing as the simpler designs, in my humble opinion.