Asia Grace


Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Because of the Islamic prohibition against pictures of people or animals, the great Islamic mosques have elaborate geometric designs. Indeed the Afghanis have elevated the simple tilework to eye-popping levels with brilliant colors and op-art patterns. This building is part of the complex at the great mosque at Mazar-i-Sharif. The women add their own statuesque elements in their chadors.

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