Moroccan mosaic table by Maroc Architecture et Zellij
MOROCCAN MOSAIC TABLE 1906
Moroccan mosaic table colors by Maroc Architecture et Zellij
Maroc Architecture et Zellij

MOROCCAN MOSAIC TABLE 1906

Regular price $336.00 $1,153.00

SIXTEEN POINTED STAR MOROCCAN MOSAIC TABLE TOP  

Handmade Moroccan mosaic tile with metal round frame

Available sizes: 24" or 600mm, 31" or 800mm, 39" or 1000mm, 47" or 1200mm.

Can also be made in your custom size.

How to Order

A- Select size and colors

  1. As shown 

  2. Custom colors.  Select your color combination from our numbered color palette. When you chose custom colors, we will work with you or you designer in order to achieve your desired coloration once we receive your order. 

  3. Select size.  

Timeline: One week if its in stock.  if not, 4 weeks to make + shipping time.  We offer delivery door to door guaranteed.

 Returns: This sale is final and we will not accept any returns.

Questions: e-mail us at sales@marocarchitecture.com

handmade in Morocco

This Moroccan tile 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.

 

 

 

01 Preparation of the clay

 

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.

Preparation of the clay of Fez used for the making of moroccan tile

 

02 Sun Drying and Molding

 

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.

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

03 Forming

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.

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

 

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 tile. This process takes a few weeks.

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.

First finished product from production process step 1

First production step results in two product families:

  • Natural Unglazed Terracotta
  • Natural Unglazed Zellij which will be cut in ceramic and mosaic tile shapes

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 Mosaics 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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