Bring home this large, handmade, authentic Berber tagine to taste the most luxurious dining experience. Tagine is a cooking and serving dish that is wide and shallow and has a conical terracotta cover that is sometimes glazed. a staple of traditional Maghrebi cooking that has its roots in Berber cooking.
This tagine has dual functionality as a serving piece and a decorative accent. A signature may be seen at the base, attesting to the fact that it is totally handmade and hand-painted by the artisans. This item is made by Custo Mosaic, and it is considered one of their most notable creations.
The clay used for making these tiles is a substance that can only be found in Fes City, in a location known as "Ben Jellik." Then the clay is brought to a different location and left to dry for 20 days. After breaking it into little pieces with a big hammer when it is dry, they are left to dry again for an entire day before being immersed in water for two days. Then, the artists try to get rid of any rocks or other things that don't belong in the clay before moving on. Then the processed clay is used to make the nuanced patterns, depending on where the zellige would be used. Due to the amount of sunlight this place gets, this kind of process can only happen in Fes.
The processed clay is then baked in the oven for 8 hours at 2000 °C. Then the natural colors are used to paint the surface with vivid detailing. After that, the products are coated with shiny material and glazed for another 8 hours to give them a sturdy texture. The Zellige can withstand any temperature, and the colors remain long-lasting.
In the last stage, the zellige is coated with "La Resin" and flipped downwards to dry. After drying, the products are ready to be shipped. This is how Fes artisans painstakingly make each of these breathtaking pieces of home decor.
Shipping: Since these products are made to order, it will take 15 days to create your order and another 2–3 business days to ship it. Please contact us via email if you have any questions.