Baba Farid Ji Mosaic Art

Hazrat Khwaja Farīduddīn Mas'ūd Ganjshakar (Urdu: حضرت بابا فرید الدّین مسعود گنج شکر‎ (1173-1266) was a Sufi saint and Muslim missionary in Punjab region of South Asia, belonging to the Chishti Order. Known as Bābā Farīd, he was one of the founding fathers of the Chishti Sufi order.

Harjeet Sandhu started working on this project in the Spring of 2011, and it took him 5 months to complete the project. The size of the finished project was 24 inches by 30 inches. His portrait of Baba Farid Ji now hangs in a museum in northern India.

MOSAIC ARTISTS GALLERY Review Harjeet Singh Sandhu's mosaic portraits of New York Mayor Bloomberg and 12th-century Sufi preacher Baba Farid Ji are well done, but what makes them amazing is that they are made from ordinary 3/8-inch vitreous glass mosaic tile, which is only available in a limited number of colors. In fact, at the time Sandhu made these mosaics, many of our normal colors were out of stock! Note that Sandhu was able to use this limited color palette to render two completely different skin tones in a realistic way. For that reason, I consider this pair of mosaic portraits to be something of a tour de force.

Presently at
A museum in Faridkot, India

Finished Date
September 2011