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A style of architectural ornamentation that dates back to the middle of the 10th century, originating in Iran and North Africa, Muqarnas compositions are 3D manifestations of 2D Islamic geometric designs, meaning these insanely complex designs were made using nothing more than a humble compass and ruler.
In our world of digital manufacturing, it’s hard to imagine these intricate, perfect geometries were made by hand, one unit at a time, hundreds of years ago.
In this picture, you can see the wood scaffolding and cement used to piece one style of Muqarnas together:
And what the finished product would look like:
Each Muqarnas composition has five common qualities:
1. A three-dimensional shape that can readily be flattened into a two-dimensional geometric outline (and begins as such)
2. The depth of design is variable and determined entirely by the maker
3. Simultaneously architectural and ornamental by nature
4. No intrinsic logical or mathematical boundaries so can be scaled ad infinitum
5. Consists of stacked tiers made up of cells, each of which has a facet and a roof of sorts
UK-based author, educator, and artist Eric Broug is a renowned scholar on Islamic geometrics who has made it his mission to spread the knowledge and joy of muqarnas through his workshops, lectures, books, and tutorials, all housed under the School of Islamic Geometric Design.Be sure to check out theResources page, which features tutorials as well as a teacher guide.
Broug has also created a fascinating TED-Ed video on the complex geometry of Islamic design that’s definitely worth a watch.
His “Practical Introduction to Muqarnas” gives a great, illustrative overview:
It’s all about carefully arranging the pieces of the composition.
Watch three minutes of Nhari assembling a Muqarnas composition and realize how incredibly painstaking the process would be for a large-scale area:
How to hand-carve each of the pieces, as artisans have done for centuries:
The 2D Behind the 3D
For example, here’s the Iwan (the large, arched entrance) of the Jameh Mosque in Yazd, Iran:
And Takahashi’s line drawing:
And a closeup of the Iwan ceiling:
Infinite Material Possibilities
The beauty of such intricate designs based on classic geometries is that they’re infinitely scalable in a vast array of materials. No picture can capture how amazing it is to physically be standing under a giant muqarnas composition. Each material inspires a different effect. The most surreal, perhaps, are the mirror-encrusted muqarnas, most often found in mosques and shrines. Even though you’re surrounded by mirrors, the angles and small size of the individual pieces make it so you never see a reflection, only brightness, and light.
Fatimah Masumeh Shrine in Qom:
Water Museum in Yazd:
Hand-painted, in one of the luxury suites at the Abbasi Hotel in Isfahan:
The Music Room of the Ali Qapu Palace in Isfahan (photographed by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji):
A great assembly shot from a style of wooden Muqarnas on this site:
Fatimah Masumeh Shrine in Qom:
Modern Rendition: Gadeken’s Roshanai
Great things happen when makers incorporate ancient designs into modern works.
Bay Area artist Charles Gadeken recently incorporated metal Muqarnas compositionsin the entryways of his latest large-scale piece, entitled Roshanai (meaning illuminate), a 108-ft long tunnel of light and sound.
Here’s the 3D rendering of the entryway:
The flattened Geometry:
A section of the metal Muqarnas:
And the finished product at night:
We’ll wrap up with one more Muqarnas just for the sake of eye candy.
I’d love to see the Alhambra, particularly the Muqarnas, in the Hall of the Two Sisters.
Check out one of our Secret Energy courses to learn about how classic geometries relate to the building blocks of life.
In essence, a Chakra is a geometric energy center in the subtle body made up of light, sound, and ether that begins to develop the moment you’re born and acts as a repository and processing center for all of your memories and experiences.
Now imagine those energy centers in the bodycoagulating and becoming physical. These are what we call organs.Just like Chakras, organs act as a repository and processing center for everything that we eat, drink and breathe.
There are 7 Chakras that span the subtle body and each one correlates to a specific organ in the physical body. Each Chakra oscillates at a unique frequency. If a Chakra is operating at its correct frequency, it is considered healthy and is able to achieve what is called “high spin”.
When you experience something negative, the Chakra slows down and energetic blockages begin to occur. Since each Chakra develops off of the one that comes before it, a negative experience can cause a domino effect leading to mental, spiritual, and physical sickness.
A slowed down Chakra is the #1 reason why people are not connected to higher states of consciousness.
A Chakra in “high spin” allows you to realize your connection with your higher self, activate your higher consciousness, and return to inner harmony and balance.
While there are myriad solutions to blocked Chakras, we have discovered one of the best ways to begin to heal the Chakra centers is through the use of Chakra creams.
Chakra creams are formulated based on ancient empirical knowledge about the connection between the organs, our body, and what we call planetary centers.
These creams are designed to repair, restore, and activate the Chakra centers via a spagyric process utilizing trees and pulverized crystals; the latter of which contain 7 geometric patterns that correspond to the 7 primary Chakra centers andChakra colors.
Working within the geometric templates of the morphogenic or holographic fields, they serve to remind the Chakra what it looks like to be perfect and what frequency it used to be on.