About Wall Craft Decorations
Wall craft decorations
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Decorative wall tiles have been with us from the earliest days of human civilization with some of the earliest examples coming from Mesopotamia 4000 years ago. These are the historical roots of the contemporary tiles you find today.
Perfected by the Persians, decorative tile didn't emerge in Europe until the High Middle Ages. These hand painted stone and ceramic pieces showed up in Spain, Italy and France, and from these 3 cultural centers spread throughout Europe.
As with most of the craft guilds of the time, the techniques for producing these everyday works of art were carefully guarded secrets passed down verbally from one generation to the next. Consequently we have little in the way of recorded history for these techniques.
During this evolution, many processes emerged to create pictures, figures and patterns on tile. These included glazed clay, encaustic or inlaid clay, mosaic stone, mosaic clay, hand painting, carved and formed tiles, sgraffito (meaning scratched), metallic overlays and transfer printing.
All of these methods are still used today to craft decorative wall tiles for homes which are very similar to the tiles of our ancestors. Today decorative tiles (also known as art tiles) have become the single fastest growing trend in kitchen and bathroom design and are as coveted my 21st century designers and customers as they were valued by our ancestors.
Innovative tile makers continue to evolve their craft through the use of new materials and methods. Modern day enthusiasts will find an array of tiles made of metal (bronze, copper, pewter, aluminum and steel), glass (mosaics, stamped and formed), wood (bamboo, reclaimed teak etc), and stone (carved, painted and mosaic).
To see some great examples of these various types of historical decorative wall tiles, please visit http://www.decorativewalltiles.org.
To find a unique collection of handcrafted contemporary wall tiles for your home, please visit [http://www.decorativetileshop.net].
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