Image: Instagram/m1rasoulifard
Image: Instagram/m1rasoulifard

Throughout Iran, vibrantly hued, richly detailed geometric patterns dazzle the eye and boggle the mind. Their intricacy and symmetry is truly astounding – so much so that it’s almost hard to believe that these could be the works of human beings.

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Image: Instagram/m1rasoulifard

In fact, if the patterns seem more divinely inspired than man-made, then that’s very fitting. And the sense of awe that comes while looking at them, too, is highly appropriate.

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Image: Instagram/m1rasoulifard
Image: Instagram/m1rasoulifard

That’s because these stunning, abstract designs span across mosque interiors in the Middle Eastern country. Not least because of eye-catching features such as these, mosques are some of the most ornate and beautiful buildings in Iran – and possibly the world.

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