3 years ago
hannou
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architecture style traditional houses TUNISIEN
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Beautiful. It seems like the tile work is really important as it appears in each room. Does Tunisien tile work have a specific name?
3 years ago·Reply
oh my goodness this is a stunning home! I would love to stay there! @onesmile tile work is important across the Middle East / the Islamic world. Islam forbids idolatry and it is believed that to depict humans in art could be considered idolatry, so geometric patterns, calligraphy, and other forms of art on tile work flourished in Islamic world, producing stunning pieces like the ones you see above.
3 years ago·Reply
@gabyrich thats amazing, thanks for sharing! I'd heard about forbidden idolatry before but didnt think about the repercussions
3 years ago·Reply