ARCHITECTURE

“JALI”- A POPULAR LATTICE WORK

Jali (or Jaali) describes a perforated, lattice-style screen, creating criss-cross patterns rendered by generations of skilled workers, with materials like stone, wood and metal strips or any other building material. Historians suggest that the jaali was an import of the eponymous Empire (1526-1761) and later seen as a part of Indo-Islamic architecture. Read the post to get to know everything about this aesthetic and climate-friendly architectural element- The Jali.

ARCHITECTURE

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MOROCCAN “ZELLIGE”

The ancient zellige tiles of Morocco are now available in modern formats as well. Here are the 10 facts you must know before installing Zellige in your house. Read the full post and comment us what you like about Zellige?

ARCHITECTURE

MOROCCAN “ZELLIGE”- PRODUCTION AND PATTERNS

The ancient Moroccan tiles- Zellige adds colors to desert. The geometric patterns perfused with bright colors seems an adornment to the contrasting desert sand. Zelige production is a laborious task and require great skill. The post discusses about Zellige production, its forms and patterns, modern Zellige and much more. Now let's continue our Moroccan tour and get a closer look on Zellige.

ARCHITECTURE

“ZELLIGE”- ANCIENT TILES FROM MOROCCO

Zellige, is the famous clay or terracotta based mosaic tiles in Morocco, normally displaying intricate geometric patterns and range of colors. It is the characteristic element of Moroccan architecture. The tiles are handcrafted and displays Islamic geometric patterns like radiating star, polygon, squares, diamond etc.

FOLK HERITAGE

KNOW ABOUT CLASSICAL “THANJAVUR” PAINTINGS

Thanjavur or Tanjore paintings is a classical painting form of South India which derives its name from the place of its origin, the town of Thanjavur. It is an ancient art form that originated during the reign of the Chola dynastyin the 16th century and then later patronized by the Maratha princes, Nayakas of the Vijayanagar empire, Rajus of Tanjore and Tiruchirapalli and the Naidus of Madurai. This ancient indigenous painting creates a 3D effect on every single artwork. Tanjore Painting has EMBOSS on it. That is, the painting has areas that are ELEVATED from the surface to produce a 3-D effect on the painting. Tanjore paintings are adorned with precious and semi-precious gemstones and 22-karat pure gold.