PORTUGUESE CERAMICS

Art Center Caravel not only an art center but it also has a wonderful little hand made gift shop where you can find a wide selection of hand made Portuguese tiles- azulejos.

Azulejos date as far back as the 13th century, when the Moors invaded the land that now belongs to Spain and Portugal, but they secured their foothold in Portuguese culture between the 16th and 17th centuries. The word azulejo stems from Arabic roots, meaning ‘small polished stone’. Our azulejos are certainly not so old. Modern and full of new art style, however, the tradition of lines is preserved. We represent 3 masters in our online store. Each work is unique and may differ slightly from the photos that we present.We kindly ask you to contact us before purchase to check the availability of particular design and consult the colour.