Forgetful Art

Forgetful Art

Jam Online: Tile Arts is one of the oldest Iranian arts in architecture. This art is increasingly needed by traditional architects and the Cultural Heritage Organization, but with the death of every old professor, the number of people who know it well, and the traditional tile, is forgotten.
Tile is one of the most vulnerable decorations of traditional Iranian architecture. In the past, techniques have been used for tile, which is forgotten or less used today. Meanwhile, there are many mosques and historic houses in the country that need traditional tiles.

Tile art is one of the oldest Iranian arts in architecture. Tile, which was first used in glazed roses, is also featured in Iranian ancient architecture such as Choghazilb during the Ilam era. At the end of the sixth century BC, in the palace of Apadana Palace of Darius in Susa, unparalleled glazed bricks were used in the palace decorations, which depicted the soldiers of the Immortal Guards and other designs that were prevalent in the Achaemenid court in elegance and beauty.

Today, the restoration of tiles is more related to Islamic monuments. Of course, the number of these buildings is not low, which is why the art of tile is more and more required by traditional architects and the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. For example, you can mention the tile of Soltanieh Firooz dome that finished last year.

Tiles in historic domes need to know and have the experience to do it. Maybe it’s safe to say that dome tiles are the first vulnerable spot in monuments, including mosques. The tile is more in contact with the heat and cold of its surroundings, and it leaves and breaks very soon.