Tree Of Life, Sidi Saiyyid Mosque, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Now located in the middle of a roundabout in the city of Ahmedabad, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is well worth a quick visit to see one of India’s most famous and beautiful pieces of Islamic art.
The mosque was built in the year 1572-73 by an Abyssinian known as Sidi Saeed or Sidi Saiyyed. He came to Gujarat from Yemen and later served Sultan Nasir-ud-Din Madmud III. He was known as the nobleman who helped the poor and had a large collection of books. He built the mosque during the reign of Sultan Muzaffar Shah III, the last ruler of Gujarat.
The mosque contains ten windows with a series of perforated sandstone carvings, or jali-work, which are quite staggering. Eight of the windows are geometric, the remaining two have representations of trees and other flora. They are widely described as the ‘Tree of Life’ carvings.
Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper with a weight of 315gsm.
Rag Baryta is a fine art paper with a very fine surface texture and a glossy Baryta coating.
Giclée print - Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm