Final stages of cladding the corridor's ceiling of Om al-Baneen (peace be upon her) with the artistic cut glass

The works related to cladding the ceiling of the corridor of Om Al-Baneen (peace be upon her) with mirrors cut and decorated artistically within the sanctuary of the shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), which is one of the four corridors surrounding the grid of his honorable tomb, have reached their final stages and their final artistic touches. The technical and engineering staffs working in the Inscription and Mirrors Unit of the Maintenance Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, had the honor to carry out this work, which was executed with all craftsmanship and mastery, making the cut mirrors a very beautiful artistic painting, to be added to the other artistic touches in this holy place merging authenticity and modernity.

According to engineer Samir Abbas: "The works included removing damaged mirrors from the walls, maintaining them and treating them with special building chemicals to ensure their durability and increasing their strength, by using many materials, followed by the stage of enveloping those walls and making gypsum structures reinforced with fibers with 1.5 cm thickness. Making brackets and structures and supporting them with iron, followed by the stage of lighting frames and geometric shapes, and the planning of the fingerprints of the mirrors, to conclude the work by installing the parts of mirrors that are cut artistically with vibrant colors and beautiful patterns."

He added: "The importance of this work comes to add more aesthetic and spirituality to the sanctity of the place, through the reflections and special colors, in addition to strengthening the roof surface and supporting it while preserving the ancient shape of mirrors and the inner walls of the sanctuary."

It is noteworthy that the mirrors and inscriptions unit is specialized in the work of mirrors inside and outside the holy sanctuary, including installation, engravings and maintenance in artistic ways and with exclusive Iraqi hands, as it owns a workshop of its own, and thus meets the need of the holy shrine permanently to prevent the use of external cadres.
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