The Golestan Palace, a famous world heritage site in Tehran, is home to a series of beautiful tile artworks, whose history in Iran goes back to prehistoric times.

Tile art is a small arrangement of tiles or in some cases a single tile with a painted pattern or image on top. The art has always had an important status among various decorative arts in Iran.

The tradition was pretty strong in the Qajar era (1785-1925) in Iran.

The art has been used to decorate walls of the Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran, which was rebuilt to its current form in 1865.

Following are IRNA’s photos of tiles depicting hunters and animals on the ceramic tile wall of the world heritage palace:

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