Tilework

Active ImageTilework is a unique feature of the blue mosques of Isfahan. In the old days, Kashan (kash + an literally means “land of tiles”) and Tabriz were famous centers of Iranian mosaic and tile industry in the past.

Since centuries, Iranian art has developed particular patterns to decorate Iranian crafts. These motifs can be:

- Inspired by ancestral nomad tribes (such as geometrical motifs used in kilims or gabbehs).

- Islam influenced, with an advanced geometrical research.

- Oriental based, also found in India or Pakistan.