Hi all! I hope you’ve had a lovely summer. I have not been posting during the holidays, but I’ll try to post more regularly now that I’m no longer in vacation mode (even though I’ll have a lot of work in my Master’s year)… Oh well! Let’s just take it one post at a time.
As the title suggests, this post is all about Moroccan tiles or zellige. How is this wonderfully exotic word pronounced, you ask? Simple: with a ‘J’ from ‘John’ at the beginning and with the ‘ige’ from ‘prestige’ at the end. Zellige is one of the main characteristics of Moroccan architecture. It’s is a series of geometric shapes and vibrant colours on a square cement tile. It used to be a sign of luxury and wealth but, nowadays, it’s part of the average Moroccan home. Even if Moroccans can barely afford to decorate their homes, I can assure you that they will have lovely Moroccan tiles covering the floors and/or walls. We don’t even question it, it’s just there.
I’ve selected some zellige patterns for you below. I do have to point out that these patterns are on the old-fashioned side, but still a common sight in Moroccan homes. However, most new or renovated houses do not use these patterns anymore.
I hope you like them!