Plant pattern semiology of Damavand city, Tehran province

Atieh Youzbashi, Parviz Eghbali



Getting to know the Imamzadeh (shrine) and its features will lead to the recognition of semiology, in semiology, the meaning of explicit and implied is concepts of some facts. The meaning of explicit is described with a phrase such as “definition” <Literal meaning>, <evident meaning> or < the meaning r based on received by common sense>. “Implied meaning” refers to its hidden meaning. The way of making research is based on descriptive and analytical nature and the data collecting is synthetic. The sampling is non-random (selective) and there are seven plant patterns of Damavand city of Tehran province and analysis of information are qualitative.

In this study after a review of plant patterns used in the shrine of this city, the amount of these pattern confusion are revealed by semiotic concepts and its explicit and implied meaning are stated. At first the basic articles regarding to semiology and plant patterns are addressed. Discovering the meanings of these patterns necessity requires a deep study about it. This article is for reviewing on plant patterns. The plant motifs in shrines, with Khetai flowers (diagram of tree branches or bushes with flowers, leaves and buds) and meandering Islamic motifs could be known of similes of the word of God to (Shajaratolteyebeh) and description of heaven which their application on a large scale creates a safe mood full of fun and flourishing.


Plant motifs, Khetai, motifs, semiology, shrine, Damavand city, Arabesque.

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