Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Moroccan Mosaic

The first day we were in Fes, Hassan took us to a tile/mosaic "factory" where we saw how Moroccan tiles and mosaics were designed and created.  The amazing thing was watching men chip pices of tile into precise shapes for mosaics (and being paid by the piece to do so), then taking those chips, and building a mosaic upside down, with only the shapes to fit together, not the colors.  I think I could work 20 years attempting to build these mosaics, and not do so successfully.

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