Posted on October 5, 2007
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10 responses to “True Blue of Multan”

  1. How is it that such exotic art is not being sold in the superstores of Europe ? Is there not one enterprising Pakistani businessman who has the acumen to make a business plan out of selling this product accross the world ?

  2. Shahid says:

    Can you provide some info on Pir Shams of Multan and his tomb.

  3. Roshan says:

    Great post Shirazi Sb,
    Great Post!
    This blue kashi gari also known as Multani art and is found even in many old residential buildings too. This kashi gari is also very famous on camel skin. One finds table lamps, vases, wall hangings and other decoration pieces made of camel skin and having this Kashi gari in various colors. Thanks for bringing this decaying art on ATP.
    @ Tina
    A minute difference bw chinese blue and multani blue is that latter has blue base with normally white design on it.While Chinese blue normally has white base and blue design on it (I hope I made the point). Though apparently they seem similar, but you feel the difference if you see it minutely. Infact I did not know about it. Last year, when I was in Multan and buying some souvenirs, the sales person told me about this blue and white difference.

  4. Tina says:

    I agree that Multan should be nominated for UNESCO recognition. Pakistan has eight World Heritage sites already, truly something to be proud of, but it has even more cultural riches that would qualify. If Pakistan ever becomes indisputably safe and convenient for travellers, particularly well-heeled retirees (think about who you typically see in Egypt or Mexico) the tourism sector will boom.

  5. Raza Rumi says:

    Excellent post – sad that our heritage remains a low priority..

    Multan’s history, architecture and crafts deserve a better treatment – but then we are hellbent on committing a cultural suicide.

    Nevertheless, thanks to Shirazi Saheb for keeping this issue alive in his writings.