Zellij Multipuzzle

Jean Marc Castera
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 665–666


Using the technique of laser cutting I recently made a game I named “zellij Multipuzzle”. It is a set of 669 zellijstyle tiles. One side colored in white, the other in a different color, so each tile can be used in a “positive” or “negative” configuration, according to the necessary alternation of colors. There is also a set of units with which you can make frames of different sizes. This make the game easier for beginners. This is the most efficient way I have experimented for an introduction to the art of geometrical arabesque : direct immersion in the galaxy of zellij !