Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral. Small pieces, normally roughly cubic, of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae, (diminutive tessellae), are used to create a pattern or picture.
The earliest example of Mosaic dating back to the 3rd millennium BC was found in Mesopotamia. It later spread to the regions around the Mediterranean. (Source: Wikipedia)
Mainly an Islamic & Christian form of art. Mosaics cover the floors, walls and even the ceilings of Churches & Mosques. Other religions are quick to adopt the art, and Mosaic can be found in abundance in other religious structures.
The Photos in the album are from:
Jain Temple, Calcutta (Kolkata)
Red Fort, Delhi
St. John's Church, Calcutta (Kolkata)