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"The Alhambra [...] is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain." (Wikipedia). It is famous, among other things, for its architectural details and ornaments in the Islamic style, which have inspired many artists, including M.C. Escher.
The wall decorations of the Alhambra rely primarily on periodic divisions of the plane, also known as "tilings" or "tesselations", using geometric figures and calligraphic lettering.
The 19th-century work Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra, by Jules Goury and Owen Jones, which is in the public domain, includes many plates illustrating patterns used in the decoration of the Alhambra. It is available from the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/Planselevations2Gour
Plate 49 from Volume 2 of Goury and Jones, Plans.
This is a computer graphic created using MetaPost illustrating a portion of a pattern taken from the plate above.
I determined that for my purposes at the present time (March 2022), it wasn't necessary to color the image, so the images I created with this program subsequently (see below) are in black and white.
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