Moroccan Zellij Tile
Moroccan tile - or zellij - is one of my favorite materials to use in kitchens and baths. In our last house we did our backsplash in the border above with a similar field tile to the amber 2x2 shown below. At Tierra Del Lagarto we import these direct from Casablanca from Ait Manos - a company that uses centuries old techniques to create beautiful new tile in a rich assortment of colors.
When using even a simple solid color field one gets a lovely difference in tone as each tile varies slightly from the next.
|Color assortment one can pop into any of the dozens of available pattern templates|
Some of their newer field tiles are a bit more modern - here is one, a nod to the trend driven yearning for chevron everything.
I am still a sucker for the traditional motifs like below - but I can see that fun ol' zig zag in one of our upstairs bathrooms.
The borders below are two of my new favorites - fun for fountain interiors or wainscoting rails.
The bottom shots are of our bathrooms here at Tierra Del Lagarto using the Fez border in the warm tones- the same we had in our master bath at the old house - and the Palma border in blue, green and ochre. The combinations of patterns and colors are countless - and so much fun to imagine -- I am dying to get some for the new house - just trying to figure out where it will all go.