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Moroccan tiles, Moroccan zellige, Moroccan zellij, or Moroccan zellije also known as 'azulejo' in Spanish and Portuguese, refers to painted ceramic tile work.

This form of art flourished during the Hispano-Moresque era during the Marinid dynasty around the 14th century. Moroccan tiles, Moroccan zellige, Moroccan zellij, or Moroccan zellije are still prevalent in Spanish and Portuguese architecture and it can be seen in many Moorish monuments, mosques, churches, houses, and palaces in and around Spain and Portugal .

The process of making Moroccan tiles, Moroccan zellige, Moroccan zellij, or Moroccan zellije in Morocco has not changed that much since its birth. The baking of the tile along with the ancient art of cutting by hand, using nothing more than a basic hand chisel and many basic and complex mathematical formula, remain the same as it has for centuries. The tile cutters, or "Maalam Nakach," even start their long training journey at a young age, and by their mid-twenties become unparalleled skilled artisans. Since the tile production process is all manual from start to finish and is a craft unto itself, it is time consuming and laborious making it a labor of love.

Sahara Designs remains true to this heritage and is determined to keep the art form of Moroccan tiles, Moroccan zellige, Moroccan zellij, or Moroccan zellije alive by sustaining as many artisans as possible. Whether it is a fountain, a back splash or an entire house or palace, we can deliver top grade Moroccan tiles, Moroccan zellige, Moroccan zellij, or Moroccan zellije.

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