The tiled socle of the Hall of the Ship. Example of the tiling technique
Schedule: every Saturday in July at 12.00 p.m.
Place: Hall VI, Museum of the Alhambra, Palace of Charles V
The tiled decoration of the Alhambra is very frequent. These high socles use a Muslim technique of glassy ceramic pieces cut as squared tiles to form different compositions.A tiled cloth is made up of a glass covering on a base of natural clay that produces brightness and colour features that other materials do not have.Each piece of the tiled decoration has a specific name: stars or destiny, gravel, zafate, candilejo, bow, etc.The tiled decoration of the socle of the Hall of the Ship (Sala de la Barca) is part of the intervention of Muhammad V in the Palace of Comares by 1369. The geometric pattern is made up of white laces forming octagons whose interior contains stars with eight points, black or blue surrounded by four black pieces and other four green ones.Back to list