Posts Tagged ‘moroccan tile

15
Dec
16

Moroccan Zellige Tile

Moroccan Zellige Tile

The art of zellige flourished at the Hispano-Moresque period (Azulejo) of the Maghreb region. The art remained very limited in use until the Merinid dynasty who gave it more importance around the 14th century and introduced blue, green and yellow colors. Red was added in the 17th century. When referring to Moroccan Zellige Tile, the old enamels with the natural colors were used until the beginning of the 20th century and the colors had probably not evolved much since the period of Merinids. The cities of Fes and Meknes in Morocco remain the centers of this art.

Patrons of the art used Moroccan Zellige Tile historically to decorate their homes as a statement of luxury and the sophistication of the inhabitants. Zellige is typically a series of patterns utilizing colorful geometric patterns. This framework of expression arose from the need of Islamic artists to create spatial decorations that avoided depictions of living things, consistent with the teachings of Islamic law.

Moroccan Zellige Tile making is considered an art in itself. The art is transmitted from generation to generation by maâlems (master craftsmen). A long training starts at childhood to implant the required skills.

Assiduous attention to detail is needed when creating zellige. The small shaped (cut according to a precise radius gauge), painted and enamel covered pieces are then assembled in a geometrical structure as in a puzzle to form the completed mosaic. The process has not varied for a millennium, though conception and design has started using new technologies such as data processing.

Some people also spell it Moroccan Zellij Tile.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zellige

07
May
14

Moroccan Hand Chiseled Tile

Moroccan Hand Chiseled Tile and the art of Moroccan mosaic tile making date back many centuries in the old city of Fez in Morocco. Handmade, hand-glazed and hand cut Moroccan tiles are crafted using traditional and regional organic clays and glaze pigments. Moroccan tiles are historic in nature, dating back many centuries ago from the famous Alhambra palaces and Granada in Spain to the luxurious homes in Fez Morocco. Moroccan hand chiseled tiles are rich in complex geometric patterns that reflect the beauty of the ancient art of geometry.

Our Moroccan handmade tiles are available in traditional designs and colors. Please contact us if you don’t see the color you are looking for, we have a great selection of Moroccan hand chiseled tiles, Moroccan zellij, and Moroccan mosaic tiles in our warehouse located in North Hollywood.

Please visit our website at http://www.badiadesign.com for more information.

 

Moroccan Hand Chiseled Tile

Moroccan Hand Chiseled Tile

Moroccan Hand Chiseled Tile

Moroccan Hand Chiseled Tile

 

01
Oct
12

Moroccan Chiseled Tile Murals

Moroccan Zellij Carved Tiles, handmade zellij in Fez. Moroccan zellij also known as zellige, zelij, zellidj, Moroccan mosaic tile, Moroccan ceramic tiles, Moroccan terracotta and clay tile, Glazed Moroccan tile, Moroccan tile , Moorish tile, Andalusian tile has been around for over 700 years and passed down from generation to generation. Contact us for price and availability. Please visit us online at: www.badiadesign.com

14
Jul
12

Moroccan Fez Tiles

Moroccan Fez Tiles, Moroccan Hand painted Tiles, Moroccan Hand Carved Tiles, Moroccan Mosaic Border Tiles, Moroccan Mosaic Tile, Moroccan Ceramic Tiles, Moroccan Terracotta and Clay tile, Glazed Moroccan tile, Moroccan Tile , Moorish Tile, Andalusian Tile has been around for over 700 years and passed down from generation to generation. Here is another beautiful creation of Moroccan Fez Tiles!

Moroccan Fez Tiles. Photo copyright Khalid Belki.

09
Jul
12

Moroccan Mosaic Tiles

Moroccan mosaic tile also known as Zellige tiles, these are the most common and most famous kind of Moroccan tiles. Hand-crafted from glazed and fired clay, these durable tiles are characterized by their assembly from smaller cut pieces to form a larger pattern.

Moroccan mosaic tiles

Moroccan mosaic tiles