Walk the labyrinth streets of the Fes medina (old city) and you'll see countless artisan, dyeing leather, carving wood, painting pottery, and making world-famous Moroccan mosaics. Moroccan tilework is called zellij / zellige. This exquisite craft takes many steps: shaping, glazing and firing the tiles; chiseling out individual shapes; and finally putting all of the tiles face-down to fit together like a puzzle. A plaster is applied to the back and voila - when the mosaic is turned over the design is revealed.
Our mosaic tile kit lets you paint your own ceramic tiles, flip them over just like zellij artisans, and fit them into a wooden coaster frame. Apply the plaster cloth and a felt backing, and you've made your own beautiful mosaic tile coaster.
Our Passport Craft™ Kit makes two of this craft, so enjoy with a friend, make a matching pair, or use one to practice your technique and one as your final product. Recommended for ages 6 to adult.
Your kit includes: - paintable ceramic shaped tile - felt tile backing - plaster cloth - non-toxic, acrylic paint - brush - biodegradable, recycled paper towel - biodegradable, unbleached water cup - easy-to-follow instructions - guide booklet to the country, culture and crafts of Morocco - passport - country stamp (sticker) to collect in your passport Does not include: optional sealant Note: Acrylic paint will stain; wear a smock or clothes that can get messy. Wash brushes and any spills right away.
100% recycled packaging Zero single-use plastics
For each kit sold, Tingomo™ donates to a non-profit in Morocco working to help artisans, keep vulnerable families together, or send girls to school.
/!\ WARNING - CHOKING HAZARD: Contains small parts. Not for children under 3.