The domedceiling of the mosque bear the haft rang (seven colours) patternswhich was peculiar style of the Mughal painters. In this style seven colours were used to make pattern. This style was introduced by Persian artists in the Mughal paintings. Later on it was also used in tile mosaic. The interior wall also depicts floral and geometric designs. On some patterns the glass pieces were added to make the design more perceptible.
There is stucco decoration on the spandrels of the arches. Normally, one finds tile decoration or painting on the spandrels. However, this is distinctive feature of the mosque. One finds the combination of stucco and glass work on some spandrels, again very peculiar style of decorating the spandrels. The soffits (inner spaces of arches) are also treated in similar fashion. However, one finds fruit dishes and flowers in blossom and eight-armed star designs on the pendentives (spaces where two walls combine together).
This mosque is not under the administration of the Auqaf. The concerned authorities should enlist itas historical monument and should declare this as tourist destination. Tourist who intends to visitWah garden should also be enlightened or guided about this Mughal period mosque because it is just at walking distance from the garden. But unfortunately, tourists who visit the Wah garden are not aware about this historical mosque.
The writer is a Research Anthropologist at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad. He may be contacted at:firstname.lastname@example.org