Handmade Moroccan Mosaic Table 2116-04
Handmade Moroccan Mosaic Table 2116-04
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Handmade Moroccan Mosaic Table 2116-04

Regular price $599.00 $0.00

Handmade Moroccan Mosaic Table 2116-04

Handmade sixteen-pointed star Moroccan mosaic tile tabletop. This pattern is an authentic Fez mosaic design. 

This table is supplied with a complimentary folding metal base

Sizes: 

  • Tabletop : 24" or 600mm diameter
  • Table Base: 30" or 760mm high

Can be made in coffee table height 16" approx. or 400 mm for an additional fee.

Colors:  Mossy Gold, Navy Blue, Sangria Red, Black, Moroccan White, Celeste blue, Sunflower Yellow, and Chocolate Brown. Table base color is black 

Availability: In stock ships within 5 to 10 days

FREE SHIPPING - Checkout separately from other items to benefit from the free shipping promotion. 

Returns: This sale is final and we will not accept any returns. 
Questions: sales@mymoroccantile.com 

Interested in a custom size, colors, or shape? Send us an e-mail for a quote at sales@mymoroccantile.com
handmade in Morocco 
This Moroccan mosaic tile tabletop is 100% Handmade by highly skilled artisans in Morocco using the same techniques used to make tile and mosaics in the infamous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain in the 13th century.   


When you order Moroccan tiles, it is always custom made for you. 

Understanding the basics of zellij production process will help you plan ahead of time and will make you appreciate more your product knowing what it takes to make it for you.

  • Tile is handmade in Morocco with a production timeline between 2 to 8 weeks depending on the nature of the mosaics, season of the year, production log, etc
  • Samples’ approval process easily takes people an average of 3 weeks unless it’s all virtual with photos. 
  • Shipping
    • Ocean freight is the most economical solution, however it does take an average of 4 to 8 weeks approx. and it works best for clients who order in advance.
    • Express air shipping is the best available option for air shipping currently.  It is door to door with a timeline of 5 to 7 days.
01 - Preparation of the clay
Preparation of the clay of Fez used for the making of moroccan tile
 Once collected from the quarries of Fez, the clay is mixed in large basins and let sit for at least 48 hours until a homogeneous paste is formed.

02 - Sun drying and shaping

 clay is shaped into rectangle with wooden molds measuring of 10 cm by 20 cm or 4" by 8" to make moroccan tile in Fez The clay is shaped into rectangle with wooden molds measuring of 10 cm by 20 cm or 4" by 8". These bricks of clay are then dried in the hot sun for a few days.

03 - Molding

 Once sundried, the rough clay bricks are manually cut in two distinct shapes, 5 cm by 15 cm or 2" by 6 " for the terracotta family and 10 cm by 10 com or 4" by 4" for the zellij family

Once sundried, the rough clay bricks are manually cut in two distinct shapes, 5 cm by 15 cm or 2" by 6 " for the terracotta family and 10 cm by 10 com or 4" by 4" for the zellij family. The later is the base for all our handcut ceramic and mosaic tiles.

 

04 - Baking

The shaped and formed clay is sundried for a second time in the shade, then baked firstly at low temperature. Once the moisture is completely out, the kiln is fired at high temperature to bake the moroccan tile.  

The shaped and formed clay is sundried for a second time in the shade, then baked firstly at low temperature. Once the moisture is completely out, the kiln is fired at high temperature to bake the tile. This process takes a few weeks.

  

First production step results in two product families:

 First production step results in two product families: Natural Unglazed Terracotta, Natural Unglazed Zellij which will be cut in ceramic and mosaic tile shapes
 

 

 

05 - Glazing

Natural terracotta and Zellij are both glazed using the same old techniques of dip glazing. 

Natural terracotta and Zellij are both glazed using the same old techniques of dip glazing.

06 - Baking (again!)

After the glaze has been applied, the tiles are stacked like a deck of cards inside our traditional beehive kiln for a second baking. 

After the glaze has been applied, the tiles are stacked like a deck of cards inside our traditional beehive kiln for a second baking.

07 - Manual cutting

The final glazed tiles are then cut into specific shapes from basic square tiles to more complex geometric shapes 

The final glazed tiles are then cut into specific shapes from basic square tiles to more complex geometric shapes.

08 - Mosaic assembly

This is the last step of production where your mosaics are assembled in either interlocking units or custom fitted based on client’s choice. 

This is the last step of production where your mosaics are assembled in either interlocking units or custom fitted based on client’s choice.

09 - Shipping

 This is the last step of production where your mosaics are scheduled for shipping after cleaning, quality control and packing.

This is the last step of production where your mosaics are scheduled for shipping after cleaning, quality control and packing​.

 


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