Amburiq Mosque Restoration – Shigar, Pakistan | Aga Khan Cultural Services

Amburiq Mosque Restoration - Shigar, Pakistan | Aga Khan Cultural ServicesThe 14th century Amburiq Mosque represents the first Islamic religious monument in the Shigar Valley built by Iranian craftsmen who were travelling with the Kashmiri preacher, Syed Ali Hamdani. The Mosque which is richly adorned with carved motifs has strong structural elements using the traditional ‘cribbage and cator’ technique.

Before restoration, the mosque suffered severe deterioration over time, with its central tower destroyed and the mosque having developed unstability as it was affected by leaning.

14th century Amburiq Mosque
Photo Faizan Jaffery Al-Khwarzami August 21, 2016

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