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.

A brief history of paisley

Paisley gallery: Floral Tilework at the Masjid-e Nasir-ol-Molk

Iranian artist, Mohammad Hadi Fadavi

Iranian artist, Mohammad Hadi Fadavi ~ would make a wonderful fabric pattern

Iran, Shiraz - Handmade tiles can be colour coordinated and customized re. shape, texture, pattern, etc. by ceramic design studios

Iran, Shiraz - Handmade tiles can be colour coordinated and customized re. shape, texture, pattern, etc. by ceramic design studios.

Massachusetts-based Iranian artist Omid Asadi collects fallen leaves and gives…

Artist Creates Beautifully Intricate Pieces of Art on Leaves

Iranian artist, Omid Asadi, creates the most delicate artwork we have ever seen by cutting and carving perfect images on fragile, fallen leaves.

Simurgh/simorgh is a benevolent, magical flying creature, a famous character in Persian Mythology. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds, that also have some origins within simurgh, such as the Griffin or Pheonix. It has been depicted within Iranian art and literature for centuries.

Simurgh/simorgh is a benevolent, magical flying creature, a famous character in…

Tile detail of Iranian Mosque, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  by Phil Weymouth; I was told that Islam prohibits the representation of nature, hence the abstracts - not really flowers or leaves but overall that's the impression.  Intricate and mesmerizing.

I love this blue! Mosaic Detail of Iranian Mosque, Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Phil Weymouth

sadegh tabrizi | Sadegh Tabrizi - Riders and Lovers - mixed media on canvas - 150 x 160 ...

Iranian Art: Sadegh Tabrizi - Riders and Lovers - mixed media on canvas - 150 x 160 .

‘The Loss of Our Identity #6,’ 2007 by Iranian artist Sadegh Tirafkan.  Picture #2 at link.

The Rise of Mideast Contemporary Art

kawrage: huffpostarts: (via ‘The Samawi Collection II’ Brings Emerging Artists To The Forefront) The state of contemporary Arab art. ‘The Loss of Our Identity’- Sadegh Tirafkan (via theuncolonizedmind)

"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.

Shirin Neshat Rebellious Silence 1994 Feminist Art Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.

Moroccan tiles - Arabic patterns - Instant Download - Set of 12 Paper - 12x12…

Moroccan tiles - Arabic patterns - Instant Download - Set of 12 Paper - 12x12 inch - Digital Paper Pack - Scrapbook, Web design, Card making

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