Making zellige. This little boy is painting the pattern onto the tiles by hand. Unfortunately, the light wasn’t right to see the patterns, but they are visible on the next photo.

His colleague is cutting out the patterns.

Hand painting plates. Compared with Europe, this work all seems deliberately coarse. It’s a conscious decision, for example, to hand cut the zellige. It guarantees that no two pieces are ever identical; but it also guarantees that no piece is ever genuinely perfect.

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