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 one 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 hunters and animals depicted on the ceramic tile wall of Golestan Palace; a prominent world heritage site of Tehran:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.


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