Mosaic

Mosaic

Love and pride are the two words that characterize the mosaic work in the Fakhari Family, and in what follows presents the history of Moroccan zellij (mosaics).

Zellij is a Moroccan Berber -Moorish architecture element, which has perfectly adapted to the styles of contemporary designs while preserving its way of artisanal productions. Probably derived from the Roman and Byzantine mosaics, traditional zellij appears to Morocco in the fourteenth century Dynasty Merinid, with the use of blue, green and yellow, the red will only be used from the seventeenth century. The old enamels with the natural colors were used until the early twentieth and colors had probably not evolved much since the time of Merinids.

Merinids has been widely used especially in Fez.

Today, the color palette of zellige is singularly enriched with bright colors that allow infinite compositions.

Art Naji invites you to marvel at the different creations from this area worked by the hands of precious artisans.