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The intricate geometric mosaic tilework created from sets of characteristic shapes, typically cut from enameled terracotta squares. Used as decorations outside and inside buildings. Another spelling is zalij.
Example(s) of Zillij
  • An example of a Zillij design
Zillij pieces and a zillij schematic from Abas, 1995 re-created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.