I visited historic Wazir Khan Mosque with my friend in a tour to explore Lahore and what I found was a bit of tragedy of ruining frescoes and mosaic treasure. Many of whom had already vanished due to ignorance and incompetence of officials. It is a tragedy that such a historical site is being used by commoners with out the supervision of experts. Some of the still safe frescoes and mosaic are under with my comments from Instagram account. (Photos by the Author and Umer Khalid)
These are last photos for my Wazir Khan Mosque series. This is of numerous frescoes in the mosque used as decoration on walls. These are masterpieces of Mughal art each wort of millions of rupees dating back to 4 centuries.
These mosaic and frescoes are ruining rapidly. When I went there I saw an empty wall but if you see just ten year old photos of Wazir Khan Mosque you find a fresco work there. Now it has vanished completely. This is the case with other frescoes.
I tried my best to find details on these frescoes on internet but was unsuccessful. Would love it if someone can give me details.
Imagine this wonderful piece of art is 400 years old left to ruin and fade away.
Mosaic tiles forming the star of David. Back then it was halal. No one said there is a Jewish conspiracy behind this mosque.