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Zalij

 
 
 
 
 
 
The intricate geometric mosaic tilework created from sets of characteristic shapes, typically cut from enameled terracotta squares. Used as decorations outside and inside buildings. Another spelling is zillij.

Example(s) of Zalij
An example of a Zalij design
Zalij pieces and a zalij schematic from Abas, 1995 re-created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.
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