Make your own free website on

(15 Kb)

One of the first modular elements: black and white square. There is no neolithic or any later ornamental art without it (see, D.K.Washburn, D.W.Crowe: Symmetries of Culture, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 1988; S.V.Jablan: Theory of Symmetry and Ornament, Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, 1995); a possible origin of the swastika symbol. Ornaments (right) are obtained by overlaping of the basic ornaments (left).

(17 Kb)

Curvilinear form of the same modular element and ornaments derived from it.

  • Text
  • Next illustration
  • Introduction