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15:19 Apr 6, 2005
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.) / Ceramics
Spanish term or phrase: alaifa
This is a design shape used in tile production in Spain in the 12th century. It is probably of Muslim origin and could be based on a root vegetable.
Context - alaifa - Tras la conquista cristiana de Valencia (1238) la cerámica de aplicación arquitectónica, en manos de los mudéjares de Manises y Paterna , recrea temas iconográficos, geométricos y vegetales de raigambre musulmana (alaifas, árboles del Paraíso, retículas, pavones y vírgulas) con óxido de cobalto.
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