Let me take you to the heart into a land that has a diverse and rich culture. Land with a stunning coastline that is a dominant blue in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. It is a country with a rich culture and tradition, and architectural excellence attracts attention with its vibrant patterns and tapestries. This is Morocco and is home to beautiful Moroccan Zellige tiles that are known as the”prince of tiles.
The stunning artwork created by Zellige.
Zellige (sometimes known as Zellij (also known as Zelige) can be described as a type from Arab art that has an important position within Moroccan architecture. The appealing tiles are composed of geometric tiles which are connected to the floor to create stunning designs.
There are many patterns of Moroccan mosaic patterns, such as triangles, squares, stars diamonds, polygons, diamonds and crosses that are joined in precise and neat mosaics. It may seem odd, mathematics and art, but math is used in all kinds of artistic fields from sculpture to music and is a great method of creating visually stunning work.
Shapes and patterns also count. Islam prohibits the depiction of living things which is why geometric patterns were developed to add color, ornamentation and significance for the mosaic. Zellige gives the possibility of creating unique masterpieces. Mosaic is a form of art that creates an almost hypnotic sensation and may stimulate the mind and inspire religious contemplation.
Alongside the pattern the color was a major factor in the work of Zellige. the process in itself was related to a range different colors. Moroccan Tile are usually linked to the color brown, white and green. There is also saffron black and blue. The four elements are water, fire and. Earth and air are represented by these hues.
Nowadays, Moroccan tiles decorate the walls of luxurious houses and hotels, and decorate the hammams (hotel complexes) and add a touch of sophistication to palaces of the royal family and illuminate the fountains and pools. If you’re fortunate enough visit Granada Be sure to go to the Alhambra Palace to see the amazing Zellige with all of its glory. If you’re visiting Fez it is also advisable to go to Fez’s Medersa El Attarin and the Nejarin Fountain. Other great examples of Zellige are The tomb of Moulay Ismail in Meknes, Meders Ben Yusuf in Marrakech and the Kasbah Teluet (offering a more contemporary instance of Zellige dating from early 19th-century).
The simple explanation that describes “Moroccan tiles” doesn’t do justice to the work of Zellige. Zellige is a must-see as a distinctive and traditional art that is rich in tradition and history. It’s long been an emblem of class and symbolizes power and wealth. Zellige is a true color and is often connected to those who are considered to be of a high class. It is obvious it is a Moroccan tile is a reference to its title “Prince of tiles”!
A Notable history.
Moroccan tiles first appeared around the time of the 10th century, and were later influenced in the 10th century by Roman as well as Byzantine mosaics. The colors were not as bright and not as numerous. In the brown and white market, you’d be fortunate.
The 11th century was the time for the development of geometric patterns, like star polygons. Zilige art began to become extremely well-known in Maghreb (North-West African region) in addition to Andalusia (or Spain, as we call it now) throughout the Azuligo (Spanish-Moroccan) period.
The passage of time and brought about a change in Zleje’s life. In the 14th century it was the time when Nasr and Bahr Dynasties shaped and strengthened art by adding blue, green and even yellow Moroccan tiles.
As the popularity of vibrant colors, Moroccan red tiles were included in the vibrant mix of colors in the 17th century. innovations continued.The 20th century brought the arrival of glass which was paired with traditional colors to create more colors available.
Through the years, old Moroccan artwork has become popular and embraced across the globe such as Samarcland as well as Cordoba. But Zillig didn’t arrive in America. In the Spanish colonization of South and Central America, skilled craftsmen were unable to produce original Moroccan court. Instead”Spanish courts “Spanish court” gained popularity throughout Cuba, South America, and Central America. They are hand-drawn concrete tiles which are pleasing to the eye and feature a an old-fashioned background, however they aren’t as appealing as Zellige.
Within Andalusia and Morocco The art of Zelliges became popular and was cherished by the people who loved it. The Moroccan court is now nearly synonymous with the architectural style that is the Maghreb. The exterior and interior are adorned with intricate and vibrant designs.
The “palace prince” Zlaij was always loved by the rich. The decorative concrete tiles were sold as a less expensive alternative however they were unable to match the stunning beauty of the genuine Zellige. Morocco today is the heart of the boat. Fez is the capital city. Fez serves as the home of some of the most skilled artisans. They create stunning Moroccan tiles that are hand-crafted in accordance with the long-standing tradition of zellige. The result are quite impressive.
Zellige is an old art that demands using traditional techniques There aren’t any abbreviations. It’s hard to imagine that Zellige begins with a small bit of scorched earth. The most effective business plan is in the Moroccan area of Fez.
This floor mix is added to water, and an added pigment is used to make the tiles appear a stunning hue. The teacher employs a mix of hammers and hands in order to mix and treat the floor in order to create tiles that are the size desired. Every side measures approximately 4 inches long , and the thickness is about 0.5 inches. The tiles are placed in the sunlight’s heat, in which they be sealed for a while after which they are baked in a specific oven. The shade that the tile is determined by the heat at which it is baked at. After the cooking is complete the tiles are taken from ovens and placed on the floor.
The next step of the process is drawing the design to prepare to cut tiles. To make this easier this step was made easier by Zellige was designed. Zellige model was developed in the manner that was needed. The goal of the model can be used to make sure that forms remain the same and ensure that the tiles are utilized to their maximum (to make as large a number of pieces are possible). The pattern is then placed on the tile, and then the pattern is created by hand. This is usually done by those who have been trained to complete it.
Next step will be to cut the tiles process. The tiles are then fed into”cutter “cutter”. It doesn’t comprise any unique production methods or machines. “Cutter” is usually seated on top of a pile of stones that are on the ground, which is his work space. The table you use to cut is actually a piece made of iron or a massive solid stone. Both can be used for a table on which tiles can rest in a safe manner prior to cutting.
The importance of Zellige in Moroccan Architecture.
Morocco recalls an awe-inspiring mountain range large areas, with huge deserts, and long coastlines that stretch across to the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. If Morocco strives to be a refined natural landscape, it provides many sensory experiences and is enriched by the energetic aspects of the interior and exterior designs. Maghreb architecture is now gaining traction in the midst of the masses and is getting very well-known across the globe. Most of the examples are found in Morocco However, on your travels across Europe as well as in the United States (among others) You will probably see stunning and intricate designs that showcase Moroccan architecture and cultural heritage.
Think of intricately designs and doors with arches carved. Horseshoes (which could also be referred to as Moroccan arches or holes) generally are huge and round. They are a symbol of Moroccan style and is usually placed in a narrow or direct entryway or a wall crack. It also has gorgeous domes as well as a stunning inside courtyard. Inside, the interiors are decorated using vibrant and vibrant textiles that create a vibrant environment. It is important to not overlook the main attraction the exquisite Zellige. This Moroccan court is easy and can design amazing patterns and interconnect to other types of materials.
It’s beautiful, unlike the sophisticated look of marble, limestone and granite smells. Shiny, bright words come to mind and light up any projects that are in the room. If you’re using Moroccan style, there’s no room for a dull day.