Royal Palace Mosaic Table Top 81219
Handmade Royal Palace Mosaic Table Top 81219
Handmade ten pointed star with embellishing laces Moroccan mosaic table top. Design from Fez with a lot of complexity and requires high craftsmanship and lot of patience to make. Not every tile maker can reproduce this manually even in the heart of Fez. We are so proud of our manufactures Maroc Architecture et Zellij from Fez.
- 24" or 600mm
- 31" or 800mm
- 39" or 1000mm
- 47" or 1200mm
- Can also be made in your custom size and shape
- As shown
- Custom colors. select from our color palette
30" or 760 mm high folding base made hollow tubing
Can be be made in coffee table height 16" approx or 400 mm
Table base color is black
- 4 to 6 weeks
- Air shipping timeline is one week
- Consolidated estimated shipping timeline is 4 to 6 weeks or more
Returns: This sale is final and we will not accept any returns.
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This Moroccan mosaic tile table top 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 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
Natural terracotta and Zellij are both glazed using the same old techniques of dip glazing.
After the glaze has been applied, the tiles are stacked like a deck of cards inside our traditional beehive kiln for a second baking.
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 scheduled for shipping after cleaning, quality control and packing.