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Kashi gari

Term used in the East Indies to refer to the work of ceramics. The kashi tiles work is characterized by the use of branches and flowers, whith rich colours of  blue (dark blue and turquoise). The history of this region is punctuated by successive waves of invaders; the decor and colours are an evidence of Persian influence, which itself was influenced by the Mongols. This is why we think that the origin of the word comes from the city of Kashgar (now Chinese Turkestan). All the mosques and shrines in this area are decorated in this refined and distinctive style, especially in Sindh and Multan. To mention only a few outstanding examples: the shrines of Shah Youssef Gardezi, of Shah Ruknee Alam, of Sultan Ali Akbar, of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, or the Elga mosque in Lahore.

kashi-gari-tiles       Multan-Sind

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