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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- Spring '18
- Amanda Graves