Blue Tiles

Blue Tiles - UZBEKISTAN Silk Routes
The old fortress town of Khiva was an important and wealthy hub on the Silk Routes for centuries. Here is an example of the intricate tilework: abstract designs in blues.

Why blue? They had access to cobalt, which makes the blue dyes
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