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Unformatted text preview: 10:28 .. LTE C]- Artesania is an object that is made by hand, and they are prevalent in many spanish speaking countries. Spanish tiles had been used for many things, such as designs in mosaic pieces or roof/floor tiles. Spanish tiles originated from Spain, as they were commonly used in churches. Spanish tiles are ceramics that can be glazed by enamelling them with metallic and glass oxides. This makes the tiles structurable and glossy. Mayélica is the term for these types of tiles. Painting the tiles creates many beautiful and symbolic designs. Spain is located next to Portugal and is very diverse culturally and geographically. Spain contains many cathedrals, ancient ruins, and aqueducts that are a big part of their history. Madrid is Spain's largest city and is a big attraction for tourist and culture seekers. The Spanish tiles were made as early as the year 711. These tiles contributed to Spain's culture by being a part of the design of many important practical pieces. While the Spanish empire was in decline economic and political distress was high, but some of the highest quality tiles were made during this time. The tiles can represent anything from religious beliefs to life roles. Most patterns and designs are very bright and vibrant. These designs help contribute to Spain's culture, as it speaks for the the people who made them. It can represent their life. Designs on tiles in America are different because they don’t necessarily have to have any meaning, they can just be arbitrary designs. Both tiles are also commonly used on floors and along walls. Spain's influence was spread throughout Europe, which carried over into America. Spain has affected America by introducing the United States to the different designs and symbolic meanings of the tiles. Trade between The U.S. and Spain increased the interest in Spains handicrafts. More people were exposed to the many different artesanias and it allowed for Spanish culture to progress and influence AmericaCulturaWn many ...
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