Monday, August 5, 2013

Craftsmanship

This is a detail of a door at Rifaii mosque in old Cairo. The mosque was built during the late 1800's and early 1900's. It houses the tombs of the royal family of Egypt and also the tomb of the late Shah of Iran.  The door is made out of small pieces of wood and ivory that have been fitted together to form the pattern. If you touch it, you can feel each piece of wood or ivory move independently.

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Hilda said...

Oh wow. That's truly a work of art!

Star said...

Incredibly lovely, great for privacy and air circulation at the same time. Thank you for sharing.

William Kendall said...

Just incredible.