Zellige Tessellations  Decorative Quran, or window frame.

Zellige Tessellations Decorative Quran, or window frame.

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The art of zellige flourished at the Hispano-Moresque period (Azulejo) of Morocco. The art remained very limited in use until the Merinid dynasty who gave it more importance around the 14th century and introduced blue, green and yellow colours. Red was added in the 17th century. The old enamels with the natural colours were used until the beginning of the 20th century and the colours had probably not evolved much since the period of Merinids. The cities of Fes and Meknes remain the centers of this art. #arabesque #geometric_art #Islamic #Moresque
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