A study and analysis of brick ornamets in the traditional architectural style of Dezful from the Safavid era to the end of the Qajar era


  • Abdolamir Moghadam Nia Department of History and Civilization of Islamic Nations , Tehran South Shahr-e Ray Yadkar Imam Azad Islamic University , Iran
  • Mohsen Heydar Nia College of Theology and Islamic Knowledge, Tehran South Shahr-e Ray Yadkar Imam Azad Islamic University, Iran
  • Saber Adak College of Theology and Islamic Knowledge, Tehran South Shahr-e Ray Yadkar Imam Azad Islamic University, Iran




The names of God, Muhammad (may God bless him and his family and grant them peace), decoration, frame, decorations, architecture


The beginning of every work and everything is done by the name of Allah.

The beautiful name of our prophet, Mohammad (peace be upon him) and the Shiite leaders are seen on the wall Frame and drawings on the above of Dezfuli houses. The beautiful name of prophet (peace be upon him), along with the name of God, the lord of the worlds, the Ahl-al-Bayt of in Fallibility and purity (peace be upon all of them) is a manifestation of chaste people believes in the themes religion of Islam and prophet family. The Master architectures in their brick arrays and drawing by relying on the religious beliefs, the san like name of our prophet (P.B.U.H.), have painted murals (or Khovoon Chini) with colorful bricks. The unique art of performing colorful brick patters and drawings (Khovoon Chini) in the Dezfuli traditional architecture is a subject that has received little attention so far.

Past architects, in the traditional architecture industry of Dezful, have expressed their beliefs in the most beautiful possible way in the form of an element, called murals or wall designs (which is called Khovoon Kari). Away that show their interest and beliefs in relying on the names of God.

A good habit that has faded today. This article tries to identify the true values and beliefs of Dezful people and tries to introduce and present the manifestation of their beliefs in residential contexts.


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How to Cite

Nia, abdolamir, Mohsen, and S. Adak. “A Study and Analysis of Brick Ornamets in the Traditional Architectural Style of Dezful from the Safavid Era to the End of the Qajar Era”. Kufa Journal of Arts, vol. 1, no. 54, Mar. 2023, pp. 597-16, doi:10.36317/kaj/2022/v1.i54.11567.