Kashi Kari

In one of the most densely populated localities of Multan, stands the Sawi Mosque, depicting an exquisite piece of mosaic art called Kashi Kari. It was built by Nawab Said Khan Qureshi, a noble of the courts of Mughal emperors Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb Alamgir, in Kotla Toley Khan. The Sawi Mosque is the oldest mosque in Multan and is being renovated currently. Kashi Kari – meaning mosaic art in Persian – is a form of decorative art that involves ceramic assortment on tiles, faience and fabric. Artists say that lack of resources is a reason the art is fading in the region.

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