Today’s design in my seven-day series of posts dedicated to designs inspired by the seven wonders of the world, is inspired by the Taj Mahal in India.  Completed in 1648 C.E., the Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal who died while giving birth to the couple’s fourteenth child.

Considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahl became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1983 and has been cited as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”

Taj Mahal; Agra, India

My earring design inspired by this beautiful mausoleum follows:

Watercolor and Goauche White/Yellow Gold and Pearl Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda

My next design in this series was inspired by an Industrial World Wonder…come back tomorrow to learn about the Bell Rock Lighthouse!


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