Handmade Talavera mexican tiles

We offer genuine and affordable mexican tiles imported from the city of Puebla.

We source directly from local artisans and producers who provide us with products of the best quality.

These mexican tiles come in both rough and smooth surfaces so you have interesting options depending on the texture you need for your decoration.

They are suitable to be used in for example: bathrooms, kitchen walls or any location in your home, restaurant or business.

They are all handmade and handpainted, so each item is a unique piece of art that can’t be produced industrially.

We hold all our stock in the UK so it can reach its destination fast and safely. We currently dispatch within the UK and to all Europe.

We take all the precautions when it comes to packing and handling your tiles. We understand how delicated these items are.

Customer satisfaction on products purchased from us is our main priority. So if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply email us, or return it within 14 days. We will gladly replace it or refund your payment. We apologize but we cannot refund freight charges on delivery and return of exchanged products.

If your products are damaged in transit we will send you a replacement free of charge. You would need to return the damaged product (or fragments which demonstrate reasonable evidence of breakage) to us for assessment.

Sizes and prices of our Mexican tiles
At the moment we offer one size of tiles:

2×2″(5x5cm) tiles. Prices start at 75p per tile.

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History of the Talavera Mexican Tiles

At the end of the 12th century, the Moors brought to Spain techniques and designs of Islamic pottery. They started influencing the pottery craftsmanship not only in Spain but in the rest of Europe, under the name of Majolica pottery.

Spanish from Talavera de la Reina -a city located in the province of Toledo- and Italians started adding their own artistic forms and influences.

In 1550 the Spanish conquest of Mexico brought small group of artisans originary from Sevilla and Geneva to be settled in the “New Spain”, specifically in Puebla. Then they started producing the Talavera pottery using local clay which was particularly of a very high quality.

Native people had been producing their own pottery and ceramics, although they had not involved a glazing or potter’s wheel.

The demand for talavera tiles kept up due to Spanish monks who wanted tiles and other ceramic objects to decorate their new monasteries. Both Spanish artists and the monks themselves taught native artisans how to produce the glazed pottery.

By 1580 the city of Puebla was producing Talavera wares of very high quality and, it had become the center of Talavera production in all the country.

Puebla is located 120Km away from Mexico city in the East-Central part of the country. It was founded in 1531 by the Spanish to secure a reliable trading route between the port of Veracruz and Mexico City.

There are more than 2,000 historic buildings, antiques and pottery workshops in all the state of Puebla. Churches, government buildings and homes built by the native indigenous are found everywhere in the downtown of the capital.