Beautiful Tiling in Iran’s Mo’aven ol-Molk Takieh

Beautiful Tiling in Iran’s Mo’aven ol-Molk Takieh

The Takieh of Mo’aven ol-Molk in western Iranian city of Kermanshah is the country’s finest Hosseinieh, a distinctively Shiite shrine where plays are acted out during the Islamic month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.

The Takieh of Mo’aven ol-Molk in Kermanshah is home to beautiful tiles depicting a wild gamut of images, from Quranic scenes to pre-Islamic motifs including Shahnameh kings, European villages and local notables in 19th-century costumes.

Here are ISNA’s photos of the historic building, dating back to Qajar era:

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