Looking Widely, Looking Closely: The History and Religious Function of Aineh-Kari in Persianate Architecture

Historians of Islamic Art Third Biennial Symposium: Looking Widely, Looking Closely

Recorded October 18–20, 2012

Part Sixteen of Twenty-Six

Sophia Rose Shafi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Iliff School of Theology, provides a brief history of the origins and use of aineh-kari in Persianate architecture. Aineh-kari serves an important function in the religious practices of pilgrims by interrupting the mundane and introducing the sacred.

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