ZELLIGE

Zellige are the beads of the tile world and probably among the
most iconic representation of Morocco.

 

Today, as the famous little glazed terracotta square continues its journey, it has adapted to modern interiors,
imparting its luminosity on every wall or floor.

The traditions used to acquire the irreplaceable colouring from a rich terracotta have not varied since they appeared in the Moresque architecture almost a millienium ago. The subtle interplay of colour variation is created by the small differences of shapes and shades from one square to the other. Where the industrial tile has now achieved a level of perfection, it has forgotten that tiling is a subtle and accessible art.

Zellige making is considered an art in itself and passed on from generation to generation of maâlems (master craftsmen).
The Zellige is the delicate reminder that differences make us richer.

 

THE CLASSIC | BLACK
10x10x1,2 cm

THE CLASSIC | OFF WHITE
10x10x1,2 cm

CREATIVE TRC 7 | PETROL BLUE

CREATIVE TRC 7 | PETROL BLUE

THE CLASSIC | BEIGE
10x10x1,2 cm

THE BEJMAT | ARGILE 10x5x1,5 cm

THE BEJMAT | ARGILE
10x5x1,5 cm

CREATIVE TRC9-3 | RED

CREATIVE TRC9-3 | RED

THE CLASSIC | THUNDERSTORM
10x10x1,2 cm

THE BEJMAT | NATURAL & ENAMELED 15x5x1,5 cm

THE BEJMAT | NATURAL & ENAMELED
15x5x1,5 cm

TRC3 | YELLOW & NATURAL

TRC3 | YELLOW & NATURAL


Customise your zellige tiles with over 24 colours to choose from. Download the colour guide below. 

Feel free to contact us for further information and assistance at info@opiadesign.co.za