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  • Bernadette Nelson,
  • M. Leticia Sánchez Hernández,
  • Bruce Tattersall,
  • Hans van Lemmen
  •  and Cleota Reed


Thin slab of fired clay used for covering roofs, floors, walls, stoves and chimney-pieces; they can be either square, rectangular, hexagonal, cruciform or star-shaped, so that they can be fitted together to form a mosaic or tile-panel. The most commonly used material for decorative tiles is glazed ...

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