The plains suddenly laid a tiled mosque. Yellow, blue, green, and everywhere other colors and as a distant view sunrise, majestic domes and glittering minarets made of the purest gold such as azure blue and green enamel glass fairytale appearance of inexcusable elegance and most enchanting splendor. Every time we call the name Colors of ceramic, the first thing that comes to mind is Colors of blue ceramic in Multan.
Muhammed Bin Qasim
The beautifully glazed blue ceramic has been produced in Multan since the appearance of Muhammed Bin Qasim. During the Safavid dynasty, blue and white pottery flourished in Kashan Iranian city. These blue and white goods came to the continent with the Mongols and made their center in Multan.
It is known as Keşikari. The most popular in the Muslim world were different shades of blue, from turquoise to lapis. This is the magic of this breathtaking craft, which is still internationally known as blue ceramics due to its geometric floral patterns, craftsmanship, and shades of blue.
Multan warm climate
The blue color is a color of nature and a sign of peace, calm and courage. The ancestors of this art chose white for the ceramic base and blue for the designs to give it a pleasant look in Multan’s warm climate. This combination becomes the trend and identity of this art and recognizes “Blue Pottery Ceramics” all over the world.
Due to modernization, artisans develop this art by adding different shades of blue such as dark blue, light blue, sky blue, and beryllium. Now some colors like mustard, green, yellow, and brown are added in addition to blue. People love these designs and color combinations.
Percy Brown said:
While the fertility of the design and the variety of colors in the scheme are surprising and tend to have a lively yellow dominance in their current state, every tablet, every gusset, and each border is a work of art in itself, its shades, the brightness of blue jays and green parrots the walls. There is no better example of this fiery desire for a delightful colorful show in the east, these glazed tile buildings from Punjab.
As educators, policymakers, government, and traders, we must now provide a station to save the dying Multani Blue ceramic culture and to develop and restore all shades of blue.