Moroccan Encaustic Cement Tile Sample with Floral Design
Moroccan handcrafted and hand painted cement tile with traditional floral design. These are authentic Moroccan encaustic tiles hand made by artisans in Fez Morocco. This is the traditional Moroccan star design. These are handmade cement tiles many variation in colors they are not perfect. These tiles can be used indoor or outdoor on the floors or on walls they must be sealed after installation. Tile is 8 in. x 8in and approx. 5/8 in thickness. Tile weighs around 2.2 lbs. The last 2 pictures shows the design with 2 tiles together. Production process that dates back to the 1870s in which a mix of cement, sand, color pigment and marble powder is poured into metal molds, backed with a dry concrete mixture, and compressed under 2,000 pounds of pressure. The tiles are then left to air cure, which permits the cement mixtures to harden and strengthen. Slight color variations and small imperfections are part of the hand-made nature of the tiles. Price for one tile: $ 15 each.