Geometric Decoration
Geometric Decoration in Textiles
‘Stars, rhomboids, squares or bands were used to decorate fabrics, clothes and headdresses.’
The techniques used to decorate fabrics, in this case embroidery, encouraged the use both of geometric motifs and of other motifs represented geometrically. Simple designs using stars, rhombuses, squares or bands were used to decorate fabrics, clothes and headdresses.
Kaftan fragment

Hegira, late 10th–early 11th century / AD late 16th– early 17th century
Ottoman
Royal Museum, National Museums of Scotland (NMS)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Embroidered silk kaftan with staggered, red zigzag bands.