Tree of Life Motif , Lahore Fort, Pakistan

One of the favourite motifs in Islamic art is the tree of life seen all across Islamic worlds from Persia to Central Asia. This tile motif in the Lahore Fort is reminiscent of its Persian counterparts.

Lahore fortress  is located at the northern end of  walled city of Lahore and spreads over an area greater than 20  hectares. The site of the fort had been inhabited for millennia and a mud-brick fortified structure existed in the 11th CE.

It contains 21 notable monuments, some of which date to the era of Emperor  Akbar. The foundations of the modern Lahore Fort date to 1566 during the reign of Emperor Akbar, who bestowed the fort with a syncretic architectural style that featured both Islamic and Hindu motifs  seen especially in the Rajput style paintings on the exterior walls of the fort. The Lahore Fort is notable for having been almost entirely rebuilt in the 17th century  when the Mughal Empire  was at the height of its splendour and opulence. Additions were made by Shah Jehan, the builder of the Taj Mahal in Agra, which  are characterized by luxurious marble with inlaid Persian floral designs.


Prints : Available as Giclee print on finest quality paper or  canvas. International shipment

Sizes available: 8 x 12″(203 x 305 mm); 12 x 16″(305 x 410mm); 18 x 24″(457 x 610 mm); 24 x 32″ (610 x 813mm)

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