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Design #8

Design #8

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Puzzles are for workshop only.

Cancellation Policy

Regarding cancellations, the following cancellation policy applies. Please note the following when canceling.

■ Cancellation policy
8 days before: 100% cancellation fee
9-11 days before: 25% cancellation fee
12-14 days before: No cancellation fee (full refund)

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Age Limits

Participants who are 10 years old or older require a ticket. Children aged 7 to 9 can participate for free (accompanied by a parent/guardian should have a ticket).

The size of the design is 90 x 90 cm.

The history of this design dates back to about 457 years ago.

The pattern decorates the corridors' floors of Ben Youssef Madrasa ( Ben youssef school= مدرسة بن يوسف)in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Functioning today as a historical site, the Ben Youssef Madrasa was the largest Islamic college in Morocco at its height. The madrasa is named after the adjacent Ben Youssef Mosque founded by the Almoravid Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106-1142). The current building, however, was constructed by the Saadian Sultan Abdallah al-Ghalib (reign 1557-1574 AD) and completed in 1564-65 AD.

Similar designs can be found in other historical Islamic structures such as palaces and mosques.

The pattern is made according to the Zellij method, which is a style of mosaic tilework made from individually hand-chiseled tile pieces.

This method of presenting Islamic geometric art is popular in the west of the Islamic World such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Andalusia.

We have prepared the blueprint for this design according to the original traditional method that uses circles and constructional lines to produce the geometric design, where the proportion between the angles of the shapes and the component elements is precisely geometrically controlled.

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