Developing the framework of harmonised shape grammar to regenerate traditional textile patterns

Authors

  • Arus Kunkhet The College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Disaya Chudasri The College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand/Advanced Research Center for Computational Simulation, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Nattakorn Sukantamala Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand /Advanced Research Center for Computational Simulation, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Keywords:

Design structure, Frieze group, Harmonised shape grammar, Symmetry analysis, Textile pattern

Abstract

Thailand. Its lower section (“tin chok”) is a woven fabric comprising frieze patterns. Harmonised Shape Grammar (HSG) can assist in the design process to achieve harmonized and meaningful designs. We developed the generic framework of HSG to suit a specific context, so that the pattern sets in “tin chok” can be regenerated. We applied this framework to six pattern sets decoded from vintage skirts. This framework consists of five levels of analysis (identifying shape elements, identifying fundamental units, identifying/ understanding a set of rules, generating frieze patterns, arranging frieze patterns on the design structure). We find that their shape elements can be classified into trilateral shapes and quadrilateral shapes. There are 24 fundamental units confined to rectangular spaces. “Tin chok” is designed to have four parts: a main part, two supplementary parts and a hem. By applying the rules of seven frieze groups, a fundamental unit for each part can be generated to seven design derivations. There are 28 possibilities for design derivations per set. However, only 12 possibilities for design derivations appear. Among these, only three out of seven frieze groups are employed.

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Published

2022-06-30

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Kunkhet, A. ., Chudasri, D., & Sukantamala , N. . (2022). Developing the framework of harmonised shape grammar to regenerate traditional textile patterns. Asian Journal of Arts and Culture, 22(1), 256465 . Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/cjwu/article/view/256465

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