Collection: Seven Colored Technique

Isfahan, the Safavid capital, is the main center for buildings and venues decorated with tilework. The old "tile-making tradition of composing repetitive geometrical or vegetal patterns was kept alive in mosques and madrasas. An important innovation in secular buildings was a composition of square tiles individually painted as elements of an outdoor scene with characters set in a garden landscape. Creating these tiles was known as the "Seven Colors" (Haft Rang) technique. This technique can manufacture tiles in less time, extending designers' motivation for decoration.