The World’s Most Beautiful Stained Glass Part 2

The stained glass windows in Europe, namely, Italy, France, England and Belgium are truly sights to behold. The colors, texutres and patterns are a hallmark of a bygone gothic and medevil eras. These illuminted works of art tell us a story in ways only the eyes can understand. However, stained glass spans many more centuries and geographies besides Europe. The Middle East is actually home to many awe inspiring works of stained glass housed in mosques. The iconography in these windows in obviously much different but ancient none the less. The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the “pink mosque” is a shining expample of exemplirary age old symbols on stained glass. While the mosque itself was built in the 1800’s the patterns and symbols are some of the oldest on record. As the picture below shows, the mosque includes brightly stained glass in its facade and traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse (“five concaved”) design.

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Just as the Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque is known as the pink mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey is known, as the blue mosque for much the same reason–blue colored tile surrounding its stained glass. The Blue Mosque, constructed between 1609 and 1616 contains Ahmed’s tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. It is said, at night the mosque is bathed in blue as moonlight from the stained glass windows floods the mosque’s five great domes.


These mosques are wonderful examples of the how stained glass varies from religion to religion and from location to location but it’s breathtaking beauty stays the same. Scottish Stained Glass appreciates the beauty and history of these ancient stained glass windows. Since we work in stained glass restoration, stained glass construction, and stained glass repair, we understand the value of these precious relics. We have restored, repaired and built stained glass in Texas for decades and our passion for all things stained glass shows. If you are looking for stained glass repair, restoration or construction and live in the Denver, Aurora, Fort Collins or Colorado Springs area, contact us today for a free consultation. When it comes to stained glass we are Colorado’s premier restoration, repair and manufacturing company and you will see the difference experience makes when you work with us.

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