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.