Muqarnas

Muqarnas is an ornamentation element applied in Islamic architecture. It fills the inner parts of semi-domes with its honeycomb shape. Historically, muqarnas grew in their decorative use in the 12th century during Islam's golden age


Here are 20 extraordinary examples:





1/ Exquisite mirrored Muqarnas at Al-Askari Mosque, Samarra, Salah al-Din Governorate, Northern Iraq




2/ Astounding geometric Muqarnas details at Imamzadeh Jafar, Iran



3/ Breathtaking Muqarnas Sheikh Loftollah mosque in Isfahan, Iran



4/ Muqarnas with beautiful floral details in India



5/ Muqarnas with blue hues at Shah i Zinda, Uzbekistan



6/ Grandiose Muqarnas at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman



7/ Magnificent Muqarnas at St Petersburg Mosque, Russia



8/ Muqarnas with a colour contrast in Agra, India



9/ Spectacular Muqarnas details in Uzbekistan



10/ Delightful Muqarnas at Ali Qapu - Music Room, Isfahan, Iran



11/ Green Muqarnas details at Sayyida Ruqayya, Syria



12/ Muqarnas ceiling at Bolo Haouz Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan



13/ Mughal Muqarnas at Wazir Khan Mosque, Pakistan



14/ Classic Muqarnas, Egrefoglu Mosque, Beysehir, Turkey



15/ Striking Muqarnas at Nasr Al Mulk Mosque, Iran



16/ Majestic Muqarnas at Akbars Tomb, Agra, India



17/ Reflective Muqarnas at Imam Hussein, Karbala, Iraq



18/ Detailed Muqarnas at Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran



19/ Mughal Muqarnas, Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan



20/ Kaleidoscopic Muqarnas at Burujardi House, Iran