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Malileh-kari Zanjan, Iran

Malileh-kari Zanjan, Iran

Persian Tile: A Form of Art and Religious Expression -- The impact of Persian tiles occupies a prominent place in the history of Islamic art. Recognized for having one of the richest and varied art legacies, Persia (now Iran) used this form of art to decorate palaces, public buildings, monuments, mausoleums, and religious buildings, such as mosques and theological schools.

Persian Tile: A Form of Art and Religious Expression -- The impact of Persian tiles occupies a prominent place in the history of Islamic art. Recognized for having one of the richest and varied art legacies, Persia (now Iran) used this form of art to decorate palaces, public buildings, monuments, mausoleums, and religious buildings, such as mosques and theological schools.

Mirror-mosaic work in Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine, Rey, Iran, 2012.

Mirror-mosaic work in Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine, Rey, Iran, 2012.

Sheesh Mahal-[palace of mirrors]Imagine a room in palace where every inch of the walls and ceiling is covered with thousands of  small inset mirrors- Sheesh Mahal- A must see in India

Sheesh Mahal-[palace of mirrors]Imagine a room in palace where every inch of the walls and ceiling is covered with thousands of small inset mirrors- Sheesh Mahal- A must see in India

A spherical panorama from inside the outrageously mirrored and decorated Shāh Chérāgh Mosque in Shiraz, Iran. Like a disco ball turned inside out.

Shāh Chérāgh Mosque Panorama

A spherical panorama from inside the outrageously mirrored and decorated Shāh Chérāgh Mosque in Shiraz, Iran. Like a disco ball turned inside out.

Կապույտ մզկիթ • Blue mosque • Erevan • Armenia

Կապույտ մզկիթ • Blue mosque • Erevan • Armenia

The Mughal styled Shish Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) at Jai Mandir at Amber Palace.  Via The Majesty of Mughal Decoration, George Michell, Thames and Hudson, with Kaveri Singh and Tj Singh

The Mughal styled Shish Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) at Jai Mandir at Amber Palace. Via The Majesty of Mughal Decoration, George Michell, Thames and Hudson, with Kaveri Singh and Tj Singh

Mirrored ceilings of the Shams-al Emarat, an imposing feature of the palace complex, are reminiscent of an extravagant period for architecture that combined European and Persian architectural traditions.

Mirrored ceilings of the Shams-al Emarat, an imposing feature of the palace complex, are reminiscent of an extravagant period for architecture that combined European and Persian architectural traditions.

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