Why Horses Are on Handmade Tiles?

Why Horses Are on Handmade Tiles?

Horses are important symbols in Persian art because of their historical, cultural, and mythological significance. Horses are frequently connected with strength, power, and royalty in Persian culture. They have served as a symbol of prestige and status in battle, transportation, and daily life.

Horses are also mentioned in Persian folklore and legends. Horses with symbolic roles in Persian mythology include the famous winged horse Pegasus and the mythical beast Rakhsh, the loyal steed of the hero Rostam.

Horses in Persian art represent not only utilitarian aspects of life, but also traits of strength, speed, and beauty, adding to the cultural diversity and depth of Persian artistic expression.

Furthermore, Chogn, an old Persian sport similar to polo, is more than just a game; it represents grandeur and talent. Chogn has significant historical roots in ancient Persia, and is frequently connected with rulers and elite warriors displaying their horse prowess. The depiction of Chogn sceneries on tiles reflects the game's excitement and serves as a visual monument to those who played it's virtuosity and nobility.

We see into the soul of Iran as we appreciate these tiles, where the beautiful gallops of horses and the spirited games of Chogn continue to resonate through the decades, enriching the visual language of Persian art with tales of strength, togetherness, and everlasting elegance.

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