Moroccan Mosaic Tile
Moroccan mosaic art, a traditional craft, which is learned from generation to generation. Mosaic is originally from Islamic culture which is one of the main characteristics of the Moroccan architecture. Moroccan mosaic tile dates back to a very long time, at first it was simple and with only two colors, white & brown, but with time it contained all colors and shapes.
The beauty of the Moroccan Mosaic tile can be displayed on water fountains, interior walls as well as mosques and tombs, usually to show wealth and sophistication.
To make mosaic it requires skilled craftsmen, starting with Moroccan mosaic art by choosing the design and where it should be placed, first it needs to calculate the pieces that need to be cut into all the various shapes, then colored by locally made colors, then the mosaic tiles are handed to the next craftsmen that put them together in order to achieve the wanted design, clued by cement, and the mosaic is ready to be placed in its spot.
The Moroccan mosaic tile has a huge historical background, and it exists at almost every Moroccan house, with different shapes and sizes, it gives beauty to a plain space.
These sophisticated pieces of Moroccan mosaic tile are very beneficial besides being a captivating art, they keep the house cool during the summer.
This charming art is well known to be made in Fes city as well as Meknes city, but the main factories are located in Fes the imperial city.
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