Zellige and Bejmat tiles are both handcrafted clay tiles that originate from Morocco from the 10th Century. Each zellige tile is a unique individual, and together they create an almost living effect. The edges are not completely straight, the surface is not totally flat, some corners may be rounded, there are colour variations and other charming unique irregularities. In Morocco, the fabulous mosaic work that decorates many of the mosques and palaces are made of zellige. They can also be seen on walls, floors, ceilings, pools, fountains, and entranceways of other important buildings.
Bejmat tiles are a particular style of Glazed Zellige tiles for use in floor applications.
These sizes are available in Bejmat only:
- Arrow 70 x 175mm, 75 x 200mm
- Chevron 74 x 230mm
- Trapez 65 x 200mm
- Hextra 100 x 200mm
- Diamond 115 x 190mm
- Hexagon 100 x 130mm, 125 x 140mm
- Rectangle 75 x 150mm, 100 x 200mm, 65 x 200mm
There's a slight difference between the screen and reality, these colours are indicative. The Zellige production is affected by the weather and the season conditions, causing a minor differences in color. Zellige tiles are known for their variations in tone, shine, flatness and depth of the glazing, its surface texture with irregularities as well as its variability in shape and size.