Bukhara Blue (2)

Marjolein Katsma

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mosque, tiles, glazed tiles, hexagonal, wall, uzbekistan, bukhara, buchara, travel, kalon, jummi mosque, cyan, blue, aqua, abstract


Inside the Kalon Jummi Mosque (Friday Mosque) in Bukhara: there are awesome decorations here, both in tiles and (partly) glazed brickwork. This is an example of tiles used on the arcade around the central plaza – they probably stem from the same era as the mosque itself which was completed in 1514. Apparently there was no standardized process yet to make this blue glazing uniform, with a pleasing variation as a result.

This capture concentrates on the variations in the hexagonal blue tiles – I’ve even left out the floral border to emphasize this. See Bukhara Blue (1) for a bit of context, including floral border decorations.

Taken in Bukhara, Uzbekistan 2009
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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