April 11, 2014

Mosaic tiles

wall of patterned tiles "Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence
that you take for granted."
~Doug Dillon, American author

Machuca Tile Inc. has been making Mediterranean-patterned cement tiles, called baldozas mosaicos, since the American colonial period in the early 1900s. The company founded by Don Jose Machuca y Romeo was a pioneer in the industry, and patterned tiles—no matter the manufacturer—are generically called "machuca tiles" by Manileños. This is the wall outside their showroom in the district of San Miguel in the City of Manila.


hamilton said...

This is something that isn't often seen seen around here. Sadly.

William Kendall said...

The patterns are exquisite, Hilda!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

These are gorgeous. Do you see them a lot in homes or public buildings?

Photo Cache said...

i just love tiles. when i go travel i spend a lot of time gawking at tiles on souvenir shops.