Bordering on Style – Tile Border Designs of Talavera – Nothing delivers the design impact of authentic handmade and hand-painted Talavera tile. The vivid colors, the warmth, beauty and affordable cost of original Talavera tile feed the creative soul of design. So we can say that there is no better complement to these unique colorful designs than border tile.
With many hand painted choices available you can find the perfect combination for your project. Mix and match colors, there are truly no rules. Each explosion of color that surrounds each tile, happily flows and combines perfectly with one another.
Infuse the spirit of the Southwest into your home with these beautifully handcrafted Talavera tiles!
An eye-catching accent in kitchens and baths, decorative ceramic tiles are also perfect for covering the risers on a staircase or the walls of a patio. Left-over tiles make excellent coasters and trivets. Hand made in Mexico
It is reported that a specific event that was part of the renewed interest was a chance discovery of an old box of Talavera tile by a person who was inspired by this discovery to start their own tile importing company.
Much of this pottery was decorated only in blue, but colors such as yellow, black, green and orange
became popular and have also been used. Production of this ceramic became highly developed in Puebla because of the availability of fine clays and the demand for tiles from the newly established churches in the area.
The industry had grown sufficiently that by the mid-17th century, standards and guilds had been established which further improved the quality, leading Puebla into what is called the “golden age” of Talavera pottery (from 1650 to 1750). Formally, the tradition that developed there is called Talavera Poblana to distinguish it from the similarly named Talavera pottery of Spain. It is a mixture of Italian, Spanish and indigenous ceramic techniques. Which make these border and tile designs ideal for Spanish, Italian and Mediterranean design styles.