Dimensions: 8 x 6" (base) 9" (height)
The mosque of Zahir Baybars in Cairo was built in 1268 by this powerful Mamluk Sultan. It was a large structure built for the refugees who flocked to Cairo from Iraq and Syria following the Mongol invasion. When Napoleon came to Egypt he made the mosque into a fort, Fort Sukowlski, and it subsequently became a soap factory and then a bakery. The mosque has laid in a stage of ruin for many years and until recent, no renovation work has ever been done to help it recover. We thought here at The Arabesque we could possibly recapture a glimpse of this grand building's past. The work we have done here is to recapture a glimpse of the mosque's original beauty and former glory by depicting one of its windows on midnight blue bookends as a home or office decor piece. These bookends are one of a kind. The arabesque laced windows which we have woodburned here are from a historic drawing of that mosque. We have tried to revive a little bit of the history of Zahir Baybars and his amazing era as a Mamluk Sultan. Ask us any questions if you have them.
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Yes. We can gift wrap your purchase for an additional $10.00 service charge. Your gift wrapping is guaranteed to be unique and one of a kind. We use a variety of paper, ribbon, and decorative embellishments to create a very elegant gift wrap. Just let us know in a note at checkout that you would like your gift wrapped and we will create a gift wrapping listing for you in order to bill you for the service.
We are committed to providing our customers with well thought of and exceptionally made custom and personalized orders. Scroll through our website and our custom products section to get an idea of what you'd like. Anything you see on our website can be reproduced in larger or smaller sizes. We can also make things in the colors that suit you. Contact us and we will get back to you with an idea and proofs that will give you a good idea about what your project will look like.
Yes. Wholesale ordering is available. If you need a certain item or design in wholesale quantity we will certainly do that for you with competitive pricing. Please contact us for further details.
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Oct 5, 2019
This is a beautifully crafted set of bookends and all the more impressive given the history of the design. Anyone interested in Islamic History or even just deeply historical designs would love having these. They are also very functional and look great in an office like they do in mine.