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Iranian Art

from the Guardian

A brief history of paisley

Paisley has a legacy in Iran. This sample is believed to date from somewhere between 1800-1899 and has been traced back to the Masjid-e Nasir-ol-Molk mosque in Shiraz.

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Just shows you how amazing stained glass can be. Fantastic reflections of light and colour.

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"I AM ITS SECRET," FROM THE SERIES 'WOMEN OF ALLAH', 1993 by Shirin Neshat; photography

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Qashqa'i, dated 1327 A.H./1909 (210 x 98 cm) The tree of life is an ancient motif of Iranian art with a history stretching back to prehistorical times. It was especially popular with the Sasanids and may be seen on many of their articles and fabrics. The placement of a lion beneath the Tree of Life is also fairly often encountered in Sasanid art. In this rug a lion or camel is placed in the shade of each branch.

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This is an image from Shadi Ghadirian’s excellent Qajar. (via) *** http://shadighadirian.com/index.php?do=photography=12#item-4

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My life will b complete the day i get to see this place and some other islamic art and architectures:) Esfahan Iran by Kazuyohi Nomachi :-)

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