Fountains play outside the Masjid-i Imam in Isfahan. It was begun in 1611 and was originally called the Masjid-i Shah. Almost every surface of the building is covered with patterned tilework, even the two high towers called minarets. The magnificent decoration of the mosque includes bold tilework inscriptions containing holy texts. These and other designs are reflected in the large pool in the middle of the great courtyard. On each side of the courtyard is a vaulted space called an iwan.
10 WEEK COURSE: The history of cotton, linen, silk and wool include cheese-making and street style, the history of tartan and tweed, changing fashions in mourning, early aeronautical engineering, the wonders of African kente cloth and the relationship between the American Civil War, and the simultaneous decline of textile industries in Iran. Together these fibres present the history of textiles.
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