Searching Islamic patterns by location

A specific pattern may be found in several locations, but it is also to interest to note the patterns found at a specific location.
To facilitate this form of searching, the Islamic area is divided into eight parts as listed below. We follow the web site Patterns in Islamic Art since that is a major source of photos used to construct the graphic on this web site.
A few points should be noted:
  1. Objects in Museums are listed under the country of origin, not the location of the Museum.
  2. We have tried to exclude patterns which are not thought to be classical. As an example, Palmeraie Golf Course Palace, Marrakesh.
  3. Please let me know if you find any errors in these lists.


237 patterns, of which 176 (76%) appear only in Spain, see list.
Site index.


271 patterns, of which 219 (80%) appear only in Morocco, see list.
Site index.


318 patterns, of which 219 (71%) appear only in Egypt, see list.
Site index.
A site index giving alternative names and the monument number may be useful for finding patterns, see: Index to Egyptian sites.


204 patterns, of which 135 (68%) appear only in India, see list.
Site index.


405 patterns, of which 285 (76%) appear only in Iran, see list.
Site index.


104 patterns, of which 60 (67%) appear only in Syria, see list.
Site index.


288 patterns, of which 190 (65%) appear only in Turkey, see list.
Site index.

Central Asia

184 patterns, of which 105 (63%) appear only in Central Asia, see list.
Site index.