The Tessellated and Elaborately Ceilings of Iranian Mosques

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The ceilings are not only covered in rich patterns, but architecturally structured to appear like complex tessellations or honeycombs. The mosques are worked to incorporate spiraling arrangement of vaults and indents, creating the viewer to lose all sense of direction in their bewildering excellence. Regularly Iranian design uses typical geometry, consolidating a plentiful utilization of circles and squares clear in the shot structures’ symmetrical formats. Popular colors incorporated into these tiled structures include gold, white, and turquoise which are typically layered onto dark blue backgrounds.

The oldest structure photographed is over 900-years-old which hints at the vast architectural history found in Iran.

 

1. Celling of Hazrate-Masomeh’s mosque in Qom, Iran,

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2. Celling of Jameh’s mosque in Esfahan, Iran, 900 years old

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3. Celling of Shahe-Cheragh’s mosque in Shiraz, Iran

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4. Sheikh Lotfollah mosque in Esfahan, Iran, about 400 years old

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5. Celling of Sheikh-Lotfollah’s mosque in Esfahan, Iran

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6. Celling of Hazrate-Masomeh’s mosque in Qom, Iran

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7. Sheikh Lotfollah mosque in Esfahan,Iran, about 400 years old

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8. Celling of Hazrate-Masomeh’s mosque in Qom, Iran

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9. Celling of Nasir-Al-Molk’s mosque in Shiraz,Iran

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10. Celling of Hazrate-Masomeh’s mosque in Qom, Iran

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