moroccan tile: zelliges

zellige, zillij or zellij. all names for brilliantly colored terra cotta tiles from morocco. now available in stock at clé.

moroccan zellige tiles are known for the sparkle and shine that comes from all their flaws and the wildly irregular shade variations of their drippy translucent glazes. an authentic zellige (pronounced zill-eejh') acquires its coloring from the historic clay body that is a rich terracotta, inherently forcing it's hue through all the glazes. if you're tired of the same-old same-old, then this tile born from a 10th century tile-making craft has arrived just in time for you!

clé stocks white, gray, black & taupe zellige tiles in an array of sizes. AND an additional 44 colors are also available by special order to round out our fantasy selection of moroccan zellige tiles.

photo & design credit: karin draaijer   (we love your work, karin!)

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