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Adam Williamson is a leading specialist in biomorphic arabesque pattern as well as a skilled carver and artist. Together, Henry and Williamson direct the London-based Art of Islamic Pattern, which offers short courses, workshops and exhibitions at locations renowned for pattern-based artistic heritages in more than half a dozen countries.

Articles by Adam Williamson

Art of Islamic Patterns: Mamluk Rosette

Art of Islamic Patterns: Mamluk Rosette

In part two of this series, we construct a medallion that combines a geometric rosette with an eight-point biomorphic, or arabesque, design. With tracing paper, get ready to learn a 700-year-old patternmaking hack.

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Art of Islamic Patterns: Alicatado

Art of Islamic Patterns: Alicatado

In this six-part series, we begin by learning how to draw, step by step, a swirling dance of geometry from a famous cut-tile wall panel in the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain. It’s easier than it looks.

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