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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 2)
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The Principles of Ornament in Islamic Art and Effects of These Principles on the Turkish Carpet Art

Sema Etikan
Corresponding Author:  Sema Etikan 

Key words:  Carpet, Islamic, Islamic art, ornament, motif, Turkish carpet art,
Vol. 3 , (2): 87-95
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 January, 13 2011 March, 03 2011 March, 30

Islamic art reflects art work which is formed by combining earlier art perception in muslims living areas with Islamic prensiples. Islamic art can be understood as a synthesis however, it has also its own originality. The main characteristic to reflect the originality of this art is ornament style. This ornament art is applied similarly in every Islamic art work. In this study, it is aimed to tell the reflections of Islamic ornament art into Turkish carpet art. The elements of ornamaent in Islamic art formed by various types of calligraphy, geometric shapes and rich vegetal motifs are applied to produced works according to certain principles. The principles are eternity, abstraction, symmetric and repetition, arabesque (interlaced ornament) and bordering. Most of these principles are used together on the forming stage of the works The examples with basic characteristics of the principles of ornament in Islamic art have been seen on the Turkish carpet art. In this study the effect of Islamic ornament principles on Turkish carpets have been examined and explained with examples considering the historical development stages.
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Sema Etikan, 2011. The Principles of Ornament in Islamic Art and Effects of These Principles on the Turkish Carpet Art.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2): 87-95.
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