Zellige - Moroccan Moorish Tiles

Zellige is kind of art which is typically Moroccan. It relies on the first place, on burnt soil that is colored. It is of paramount importance in the architecture of palaces and monuments.
Zellige is in the first place an artistic product of a modest origine and arranged by the great ability of the maalem. In fact, it has to do with little squares of 10 x 10 cm made of burnt soil and covered with dye (colorings). These squares are manually sized using heavy hammers( MENQACH).
Which are totally in contrast with the soft object obtained. As a second step, these pieces compose a motif which is in total harmony with the traditional traced regulations of the oriental arts.
A mosaic…? Surely not, but outstanding little ornaments well placed together taking into consideration the diversity of their size and color.