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Colourful Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh Moroccan Zellige Mosaic Design Framed Stone Art

Product code: GEOM06-0001

  • £19.99

Captivating elaborate Arabesque design in traditional Geometric Zellige Mosaic Tilework which are displayed on the Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh Morocco



Tile Size: 10x10cm



Art created on unique piece of framed real Turkish Travertine Stone.

Frame

Size

Tucked into the kasbah of Marrakech you’ll find the Saadian Tombs. The tombs are next to the Kasbah mosque built by the Almohad dynasty in 1184. The Saadian Tombs are located just outside Marrakech and were constructed during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in the late 16th century. This is the resting place of al-Mansur, his family, and other notable officials from that era. These tombs were discovered in 1917; restoration began shortly thereafter. Today, much of its original splendour has been restored. This form of Islamic art is one of the main characteristics of Moroccan architecture. It consists of geometrically patternedmosaics, used to ornament walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools and tables.

The cities of Fes, Marrakesh and Meknes in Morocco, remain the centres of this art.

This framework of expression arose from the need of Islamic artists to create spatial decorations that avoided depictions of living things, consistent with the teachings of Islamic law.

· Produced using Real Wood frame with a Wood grain finish
· Made with Real Travertine Stone Tile from Istanbul in the centre
· Available in 3 x Different Colour Frames -
Black
Brown
White
· All our Products are exclusive and unique
· Can be placed on a shelf or hung on a wall (hanging hook supplied)
· Dimensions
o Complete Frame 16cm x 16cm x 3.5cm
o Inside Stone Tile - 10cm x 10cm x 1cm

Please Note: Tile pictures are for illustration only, each Stone tile has slight variations due to the original natural cut of the Travertine for the artwork.

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