4401 Portuguese Moorish Spanish Arab XVI Cuenca Tile Tiles Azulejo Zillij Luxurious Wall Decor

4401 Islamic Spanish XVI Cuenca Tile

Portuguese Moorish Spanish Arab Islamic Tile Azulejo Zillij - Luxurious Wall Decor
XVI Traditional handmade Cuenca Glazed - Granada / Alhambra Style.
Measures of each tile: 140mm x 140mm x 10mm - quantity: 1 X Sqm. (+/- 50 tiles)

 

Moorish Traditional Cuenca Cuerda Seca Ceramic Tiles

 

The XV and XVI Centuries
The Islamic tradition

The first known Portuguese examples of the use of AZULEJOS as a monumental wall-covering employed Hispano-Moorish tiles which were imported from Seville in around 1503.
 
One of the lasting consequences of the Arab presence in the Iberian Peninsula was the continued practise of tile making. Seville was the great centre of the tile industry, which continued to employ the archaic "cuerda seca" and "cuenca" techniques until the mid XVI century.
 
The motifs on the tiles evolved from geometric Moorish lace-like and looping designs into European plant and animal themes which gradually progressed from the Gothic to the pure Renaissance style.
 
Nevertheless, quite apart from the motifs themselves, Portugal retained a Moorish taste for excess in the practise of completely covering surfaces with decorations - a kind of rejection of emptiness.

 

Traditional Moorish Eall Decorative Tiles   Tardoz or Back tile

 

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Average price for each tile: $18USD (price for 5 square meters minimum)
The presented price is for: 1 square meter = 50 tiles

Price: $900.00

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