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Talavera Tile from Avente



About our Talavera Tiles talavera ultima tile
Talavera tiles are a white, glazed tile that is created using the majolica technique. The beautiful and colorful Talavera ceramics from Puebla, Mexico provide the inspiration for our hand painted Talavera tile line. Our tiles portray the traditional Talavera design but add a modern twist by using contemporary colors. They are a wonderful way to incorporate the look of Mexican Talavera into a room.

History
Originally, the term Talavera was used to describe the ceramic reproductions of china and pottery created in the Spanish town of Talavera de la Reina. This style of artwork was first created sometime around the 8th century and flourished through Spain and reached its peak popularity in the 17th century.

The style and process of painting these ceramics was introduced to Mexico by Spanish artisans during the Colonial Era beginning the mid-1500's. The town of Puebla quickly became the main source for Talavera ceramics partly due to its abundance of quality clay around the area. Standards for creating this beautiful pottery were put into place so the quality of the product was uniform and of distinct excellence. To this day, an authentic Talavera piece must be signed at the base stating that it is from Puebla and it will also have the name of the workshop that produced it.

talavera design blue tile Uses & Benefits
Ceramic Talavera tiles are not only beautiful, they are easy to maintain and can be used in a variety of applications. To clean them, simply wipe them with a damp cloth or sponge. They never need to be waxed or polished and are resistant to scratches and scuffs. Their versatility allows them to be used for backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces, and in warm climates for swimming pools and outdoor fountains.

Avente offers a collection of tiles inspired by Talavera tile designs.

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