YURT
ARCHITECTURE, FOLK HERITAGE

“YURT”- A NOMADIC DWELLING OF CENTRAL ASIA

"Yurt" in Turkish and "Ger" in Mongolian is a traditional round portable dwelling. It is made up of crisscrossed lattice of flexible poles, covered with felt from outside. The dwelling is home to several distinct nomadic groups of Central Asia, particularly Mongolia, for thousands of years. The traditional Yurt design now incorporates modern luxurious, well evolved into a place for relaxation and spending cozy weekends. Read the full post and explore this nomadic royalty.

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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.

ZELLIGE
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?

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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.

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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.