Girih Scroll creates quasiperiodic tilings with ten-fold rotational symmetry by converting an infinite Penrose tiling, generated by de Bruijn’s method, into a tiling with decagons, hexagons, and bowties decorated with the girih strapwork found on many designs in Islamic art.

Each time it is redrawn, the applet randomly chooses:


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