This is an Islamic motif theme
page. I was inspired by the geometric tiles, Arabesque
designs and the henna patterns (Mehndi or Hina) many Islamic women use to decorate their
hands and feet at the end of Ramadan and for festivals such as Eid
ul-Fitr. Green was used as the predominant color for this
web set because it is given great importance in Islam firstly
because it was the color of the banner of Muhammed (pbuh).
Above you see a title graphic and how a
web site title might look in it. A blank graphic can be found
in the .zip file (below) for you to insert a web page title
on. If you
a graphic program capable of doing that,
e-mail me and I will do it for you as time allows.
This is a very flexible page, suitable for both commercial and non
commercial use. Navigation can easily be placed in the side
border as shown...via graphics or simple linked text. Below
find the graphic dividers and bullets designed for this page.
There is also a navigation set of graphics for the bottom of the page
that you could use if appropriate.
Green is the color
of joy success and happiness. Arabic has a huge vocabulary for
the different shades of green. Green is extensively in the
Qur'an, throughout the language of theology, and is predominant in
literature and classical poetry.
There is great
similarity between arabesque artwork from very different geographic
regions. The similarities are so pronounced, that it is
sometimes difficult for experts to tell where a given style of
arabesque comes from. The reason for this is that the science and
mathematics that are used to construct Arabesque artwork are universal.
There are two modes
to arabesque art. The first recalls the principles that govern
the order of the world. In the first mode, each repeating
geometric form has a built-in symbolism ascribed to it. For
example, the square, with its four equilateral sides, is symbolic of
the equally important elements of nature: earth, air, fire and
water. Without any one of the four, the physical world,
represented by a circle that inscribes the square, would collapse upon
itself and cease to exist. The second mode is based upon the
flowing nature of plant forms. This mode recalls the life giving
Muhammed (pbuh) dyed his beard red using henna and his Caliphs adopted this
practice. Fatima, Muhammed’s (pbuh) daughter, adorned her hands in
mehndi. The use of henna and mehndi by the Prophet insured its
place in history and its popularity and acceptance among the Muslim
Font used on
buttons and sample title is called "P22 Escher"
save, you may download
the .zip file which includes the Islamic design graphics,
art, instructions and HTML template. Do not link to the
graphics on this page! Please note that this set is free to
on personal websites only. Those sites that hope to generate
income (business site) there is a one time requested minimum $10
donation payable through
Pay Pal (mail donations to email@example.com).
Whether it is a commercial or
site, a text link to this site MUST appear on all pages you
use these designs on. Below is a suggested format:
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since 1978. It is owned and operated by Kythera
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