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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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ECO-DESIGNS

INSPIRATIONS FROM BAKED EARTH- “TERRACOTTA”

Terracotta is actually a richly colored clay that is baked, can be glazed or un-glazed, and can be painted beautifully (polychrome). Usually, we find terracotta in the forms of sculptures, tiles, earthenware, art pieces, pots, roofing material, and bricks. Its archaeological founding dates back to the pre-historic era. Terracotta has been extensively used in Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, Indus valley civilization, China and even in Gothic architecture.