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Islamic patterns: Bulleh Shah's tomb, Pakistan

Muslims have always gone for abstract geometric patterns to decorate buildings, especially mosques and tombs. This example is from the new tomb of the great Punjabi poet Bulleh Shah (died 1757) in Kasur, Pakistan. Bulleh Shah's works have left a very deep impression on the people of the Land of Five Rivers (Panj Ab) whether in Pakistan or in India. Notice the common Islamic design shape, the eight-point stars.

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Taken on January 18, 2009