At Jatana Interiors we strive to offer only the most beautiful, unique, and captivating tiles that we can design, source, and scour the world over to obtain! We live for tiles that tell stories, that ignite inspiration and create connection and it is for these very reasons that our beloved handmade Moroccan and Glazed tiles hold a very special place in our hearts and our range!
Morrocan tiles are richly steeped with history and tradition, they are created with knowledge and skills that have been passed from generation to generation of talented Morrocan artisans since the 1300s. These tiles are literally individual works of art created by hand with techniques that have taken each artisan many years to master from start to finish.
A favourite of Sonya’s Moroccan tiles exude memorable charm, have a tactile handmade aesthetic, and create an instant familiar warmth within a space. Each individual tiles slight variations adding character and beauty, they really are just like hanging many little artworks in your home. These incredible tiles are perfect for creating focal points within an interior or for adding that certain Je ne sais quo to a dimly lit bar or commercial space.
The creation of a Moroccan tile is anything but generic and factory-like. The process begins with the hand harvesting of clay from a quarry that is then refined and dried. The dried clay is then cut and painted, again by hand, before being fired, glazed and refined to produce the magnificent end result. Some Morrocan tiles are also hand-etched, thus requiring a delicate hammered chiseling process that is said to take decades for these dedicated artisans to master. A true art form that we hope will never get lost as time marches ever promptly forward.
Our obsession with handmade tile treasure doesn’t stop there as we are also honored to include a selection of the most precious and exquisite Glazed tiles within the Jatana range. Known as “Blue pottery” these magical tiles are made in the surrounding villages of Jaipur in Rajasthan, each tile hand-painted with skill and artisan knowledge that transforms it into a unique and delicate masterpiece.
These charming tiles are available in an array of varied colours however the name “Blue pottery” can be traced back to the very strong blue dyes the craftsmen and women used to originally colour the tiles. This technique was first developed by Mongol artisans using Chinese technology and Persian designs… one single tile with a World of history!
Glazed tiles are ideal for splashbacks, feature walls, and tabletops, or to be honest, they are perfect anywhere that you feel needs a charming splash of colour and a little Indian allure. Like our Morrocan range, these are tiles that hold within them thousands of years of design history and craftsmanship. They are worked on by hands that have been passed the skill of tile making through the generations that have gone before them. They are a true treasures in every sense of the word, and we would love to share them with you and your space!