Meet the Makers
Todays blog, as promised in the video below, is dedicated to the skilled artisans who hand make every part of zellige tiles. It is such a tedious process that requires 100% effort and skill from the legends who make them. So here goes; day three in mesmerising Morocco.
Every step and process that goes into the making of zellige tiles is done by hand. From preparing the clay to chipping the shapes that make up intricate mosaic patterns, the guys sustain a skillset that was taught them by their fathers and that was taught to their fathers by there grandfathers etc. They work day in and day out creating the most beautiful and exotic mosaics that we sell to you in Australia and around the world.. The precision, skill, accuracy and time needed to produce these zellige is unprecedented. Seeing the guys in action is inspiring. It's a privilege to be considered "family" by them and in turn, to help them sustain their craft.
Check out the vid of the boys in action that Tiles of Ezra founder and director, Georgia, captured during her most recent trip to Morocco.. You need to see just how much effort and skill goes into producing these tiles. BUT, please excuse the order of the insta stories. There was obviously no wifi.. you get the picture ;)