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4x8 Giraffe & A Half - Sage
Tile in 2-inch Oak Park Frame - Oak
Tile in 2-inch Oak Park Frame - Ebony
Tile in 3-inch Beveled Legacy Frame

4x8 Giraffe & A Half - Sage

Based on Harper’s original piece, Zoo Babies, Giraffe & a Half captures a tender moment between mother and child, one that unites all members of the Animal Kingdom.

Beloved American illustrator and self-proclaimed minimal realist, Charley Harper’s graphically charged and often humorous depictions of flora and fauna continue to provide Motawi Tileworks with a wealth of imagery that translate perfectly into tile. Motawi’s unique mastery of the Cuenca technique of tile-making make it possible to give the animals of Harper’s colorfully whimsical world a new life in a new medium.

  • Actual tile size: 3-13/16" x 7-13/16"
  • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents. We’re told that our tiles will give you serious cred in gift-giving circles. And each one is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We embrace variation and handmade beauty. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship. And our time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.

Our tile frames are made by Dard Hunter Studios, founded by early Roycrofter Dard Hunter and run by his grandson, Dard Hunter III.

The 3-inch oak Legacy beveled frame is available in Craftsman Oak finish only and is 9-1/2" x 13-1/2".

The 2-inch Oak Park flat frame is also made of oak and comes in Craftsman Oak or Ebony finish. Its finished size is 7-1/2" x 11-1/4".

Note: Legacy frames are available with dividers for framing multiple pieces. Oak Park frames are available with multiple openings by special order.

Description

Based on Harper’s original piece, Zoo Babies, Giraffe & a Half captures a tender moment between mother and child, one that unites all members of the Animal Kingdom.

Beloved American illustrator and self-proclaimed minimal realist, Charley Harper’s graphically charged and often humorous depictions of flora and fauna continue to provide Motawi Tileworks with a wealth of imagery that translate perfectly into tile. Motawi’s unique mastery of the Cuenca technique of tile-making make it possible to give the animals of Harper’s colorfully whimsical world a new life in a new medium.

  • Actual tile size: 3-13/16" x 7-13/16"
  • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

About

Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents. We’re told that our tiles will give you serious cred in gift-giving circles. And each one is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

We embrace variation and handmade beauty. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship. And our time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.

Frames

Our tile frames are made by Dard Hunter Studios, founded by early Roycrofter Dard Hunter and run by his grandson, Dard Hunter III.

The 3-inch oak Legacy beveled frame is available in Craftsman Oak finish only and is 9-1/2" x 13-1/2".

The 2-inch Oak Park flat frame is also made of oak and comes in Craftsman Oak or Ebony finish. Its finished size is 7-1/2" x 11-1/4".

Note: Legacy frames are available with dividers for framing multiple pieces. Oak Park frames are available with multiple openings by special order.