NES Volume 1 – Discovering the Hidden Jewels of Old Lahore
Zellige mosaic, an integral part of Muslim architecture, has history dating back to the 14th century in Spain and has traveled continents and dynasties to areas like Old Lahore. Kestrel Education’s Nest Educations Series conducted a tour of the hidden jewels of Lahore where Zellige and its relevance were explored as the intersection of Art, Architect, History and Religion. The geometric patterns are created with exact radius gauge by master craftsmen that have inherited this art generation by generation. Each piece is meticulously cut, shaped from squares and triangles to pentagons and hexagons and colored to fit into specified patterns. Months of hard work can be the origin story of a few feet of patterned display on floors, walls, ceilings evident in homes, palaces, mosques and cafes.