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 passed from generation to generation of talented Morrocan artisans since the 1300s. These tiles are 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 unique charm, have a tactile handmade aesthetic, and create an instant familiar warmth within a space. Each Tile’s slight variations add character and beauty; they are just like hanging many little artworks in your home. These incredible Tiles are perfect for creating focal points within an interior or 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 cut and painted again by hand before being fired, glazed and refined to produce the magnificent end result. Some Moroccan Tiles are also hand-etched, thus requiring a delicate hammered chiselling 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 forwards.
Our obsession with handmade Tile treasure doesn’t stop there as we are also honoured 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 various colours; however, the name “Blue pottery” can be traced back to the strong blue dyes the craftsmen and women used to originally colour the Tiles. Mongol artisans first developed this technique 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 you feel needs a charming splash of colour and a little Indian allure. Like our Moroccan range, these tiles hold thousands of years of design history and craftsmanship. They are worked on by hands that have passed the skill of tile-making through the generations before them. They are true treasures in every sense of the word, and we would love to share them with you and your space!