Moroccan tiles and zelliges

Moroccan tiles and zelliges

Artzellige || The Moroccan Tiles and zellige history || Zelliges || Moroccan tiles || Mosaic Tiles


The Moroccan Tiles art is the oldest handicraft in Morocco; as a tradition, it survived through difficult times; particularly in imperial cities; like Fes and Marrakech and Meknes. Throughout history, the zellige prospered within the Moroccan area; the Arabs-Andalusians artisans; developed their design techniques; but, they replaced the glass with glazed and cut ceramics; side additional colors; to give this original kind of decoration. for example, individuals used Moroccan tiles; typically to enhance their homes, and give their home an amazing Moroccan touche

This workmanship; Moroccan tiles art; stayed exceptionally unnatural at that time; solely a specific phase of society was exploitation this art; till the Mariniyin dominated the kingdom; in their reign; they generalized it, and gave it additional significance round the ordinal century; also; Muslim architects developed this craft, and side different colours to those tiles; like blue, green, and yellow. Later then, they enclosed Red also, within the seventeenth century.

The artisans during this Moroccan Tiles art‘s workmanship; unbroken exploitation the recent polishes; with the regular colors; till the beginning of the twentieth century; sadly, the colors failed to develop abundant, since the time of last century; contrary to it, the shapes and therefore the geometrical forms; were differing and varying; the Craftsmen in Fez, ar still active this workmanship; the Moroccan tiles art remains the main target of its fans.

The Moroccan Moorish craftsmen currently; created the Muslim tiles styles out of easy shapes; sometimes, they used triangles, also as hexagons, and squares, all assembled to create lovely, refined motifs and structure; so, Tiles ar an everyday progression that consists of vivid complicated geometric forms; drawn by suggests that of mathematical structures and creative techniques, to color on ceramic tiles.

Therefore; This casing work of expression emerged; nevertheless, from the requirement of Muslim craftsmen to form spatial improvements; that maintained a strategic distance from portrayals of living things and consistent with the legitim Muslim standards. Hence, The Moroccan Tiles creating is extremely delicate and time stern craft.
The skilled craftsmen; ar sending this accomplishment through generations; to the young apprentices. the preparation amount begins at a awfully young age; to infix the specified skills and aptitudes.

Moreover, within the method of making the Moroccan tiles, the craftsmen ought to pay  attention to details; also as; inventive skills.

Initially, because the opening within the method of creating tiles; is that the fabrication of ceramic, exploitation the foremost wonderful clay; the craftsmen created the slabs by hand and backed them in hearth kilns.

The second step; is to sketch the planning on the pre-glazed ceramic tiles, also, drawing the contours; exploitation fine brushes dabbed within the paint.
once they end contouring the motif; then, the craftsmen begin cutting the tiles; throughout this step; each move should be steady, and correct to form unflawed motifs.

Thirdly, once sketching and cutting the tiles; that could be a delicate step within the creating process; this work needs the exactness to chop little shapes of tiles; consistent with an exact radius size; with this in mind, extremely skilful craftsmen trim the sides fine to closely match the contours of the styles then bevel the sting. As they end the items; the cook trained worker puts the items together; to regulate the imperfect ones; in order that they’d work absolutely in their place with the opposite pieces.

Eventually, At the tip once all the items are ready; the craftsmen assemble and drizzle the items with plaster; to confirm that every one ar in places; then, they splash water, and then, they pour mineral plaster into the milde and leave it to dry; Finally, the Moroccan tiles ar prepared for installation. The Moroccan tiles creating procedure; and Despite the event of the market; it’s not shifted for one thousand years, however, some workshops integrated new advancements; like machines and then. but still, and because of this accomplishment obligations; craftsmen perform the bulk of labor by hand and easy tools.

Lately, some countries as Vietnam and Spain are trying to make a copy of the Moroccan zellige, but till now Moroccans are the best on this field.

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