Craftsmanship techniques: Azulejo, Heritage in Hand Painted Tiles

Here at Covet Group as we continue to celebrate and honor Craftsmanship and every single person who creates soulful pieces with their own hands. Today We will talk about one of the most iconic Portuguese Craftsmanship techniques that shows the roots and heritage of Covet Group. The technique we are going to talk about is Azulejo, the hand painted tiles that creates unique historical art all over Portugal and also our brands.

One of the most representative art forms of the Portuguese cultural heritage. The renowned blue hand painted tiles reflect a tradition used for hundreds of years. Azulejo is usually a clay or ceramic plate piece, generally with a square shape decorated with glazed colorful designs, and repeated hundreds to a few thousand times.

It is used as wall covering decoration, being linked to architectural use, covering a large surface areas on both the inside and outside of buildings. The majority of tiles illustrates Moorish designs which have curvilinear, lace like and looping designs, or even have geometric or floral motifs.

Originally, azulejos appeared in Portugal thanks to the Arabs in the XV century. Since then, the country has been using the art uninterrupted for over five centuries, meaning it is already part of the Portuguese soul and the most meaningful place for this timeless technique movement.


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We have techniques that translate the next evolution in craftsmanship, and Azulejo is just one of this craftsmanship techniques that builds unique design, stay with us for more at Covet Group, our News Page and you can follow us also on FacebookLinkedinInstagram and Pinterest!

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