The craft of traditional ceramics (zellige)

The craft of traditional ceramics is delicate and complex, it requires special skills and a thorough knowledge of the different stages of the production process. It is a traditional ancestral creative craft, it is one of the most expressive artistic forms related to Moroccan architecture. Moreover, it has been described by some ancient maalems as being the best Arab craft to decorate sumptuous buildings, palaces and mosques ...
This craft originated in Andalusia, it was introduced by Arab maalems, especially Moorish. The latter arrived in Morocco and settled in some cities like Fez, which saw its name associated with the creation of Zellige. His fame has transcended boundaries thanks to the beauty and accuracy of his features that fascinate his observers.

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