Stylizing such an intricate flower as an iris proved tricky. Nawal Motawi mingled visual cues from multiple Arts & Crafts-period renderings to arrive at this design. Like the flower, our iris is more declarative than demure. We like this design for it's audacity.
- Actual Tile Size: Approximately 3 7/8” x 7 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
- Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.
Each of our Motawi art tiles are designed and made by the artisans at Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These hand-made, historically informed art tiles are created for distinctive installations and as art pieces.
Motawi Tileworks was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, who started making tiles in her garage and selling them at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market next to the rutabaga sellers. Nawal's motto: It's fun to be good! (at what you do) Motawi art tiles are now sold in galleries across the United States.