Moorish Ceramic Tile
Moorish Ceramic Tile is a genre that always has an audience. Think about this for a moment. Take a look at the image at the top of this post; then please note the intricate patterning that subtly forms an Arabesque style shape. For some background, the root of Moorish Tile is naturally Moorish Architecture in general. Below is a classic example via WikiCommons: The Alcazar of Sevilla.
Moorish architecture was practiced throughout significant portions of Spain and Portugal from 700 AD to 1500 AD. The Moors held great influence in this area of the world both politically and culturally. This influence continues into design plans in the 21st Century.
There are a few themes that must be noted here. Various types and scales of arches, repeated patterns, vegetative decorative elements, ornamental geometric designs, and fairly plain exteriors leading to ornate interiors are all hallmarks of Moorish Style and still remarkably germane today.
A superb entry point into Moorish tile work is our Moresque Ceramic Tile Collection, which is shown throughout this post. Enjoy and thanks for reading.