The influence of the legendary Moors on art, architecture, and culture in general, is vast and well chronicled. Today, we want to bring to light a bit on Moorish Style Ceramic Tiles. Additionally, we suggest a strong role for Country Floors in your process of understanding this material.
As a piece of background, Britannica.com says that “the term Moorish continues to be widely used to describe the art, architecture, and high culture of Muslim Andalusia and North Africa dating from the 11th century onward.” There is a lot to unpack in that description. For example, take a look at the Mosque of Cordoba below via WikiCommons. Notice the distinctive arches and interesting baseless columns.
Let’s get back to Moorish Style Ceramic Tiles for a minute with the emphasis on shape. There may be no other shape more closely associated with Moorish style then the “Arabesque” piece. This design element can be interpreted in many ways, (longer, wider), but it remains a central component of the genre.
So what part can Country Floors play if this type of material is something you are considering? Since our inception in 1964,we have placed a premium of being a vendor that understood the intricacies of both fashion-forward ceramic tile and legacy items such as this product category.
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