Cuerda Seca Tiles

Cuerda Seca tiles are created using a wax resist to outline the design and prevent colors from running together. Colored glazes are then hand-painted using a bulb instead of a brush. The results produce vibrant yet opaque colors with more definitive pattern outlines.

The cuerda seca (Spanish for ‘dry cord’) technique dates to the 14th century in central Asia and was used widely throughout the Ottoman Empire and later became popular in Spain.

Order a Tile Sample

We encourage you to order a sample of any tile that you are interested in.

Hover your cursor over any tile and click on the curved arrow to go to a detail page where you can request a sample.


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