Timurid Ten-Step

This pattern is based on a 500 year old tiling system invented during the Timurid era in Central Asia. Modern mathematicians have only just recently figured out how to describe these patterns, which are called quasi-crystalline pentagonal tilings. They can tessellate infinitely, but they don't repeat regularly. This tiling system allows ten fold symmetry, and there are infinite possibilities available using the five basic shapes. To learn more about the mathematics behind this pattern, check out this article in Saudi Aramco World. To see some photographs of this piece in progress, check out my Facebook Album.

Timurid Ten-Step: $1,200

All of my platters are around 16" in diameter and are wired through the foot on the reverse so that they may be hung on the wall. Patterns can be commissioned in any color scheme. Shipping a piece can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months depending on where I am at in my firing schedule and whether I have one of that pattern made already. I ship anywhere in the continental US for $25, and abroad at around $60 depending on the country.

To order a piece, e-mail me at shimari@comcast.net .
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