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4x12 Samara - Purple
Tile with medium easel
Tile framed in 4x12 Oak frame
Tile framed in 4x12 Ebony frame

4x12 Samara - Purple

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. Wright’s John and Catherine Christian House, also known as Samara (named after a pinecone’s winged seeds), was completed in West Lafayette, Indiana, toward the end of his illustrious career. The samara seed pattern appears on Wright’s perforated board design for the house, and perhaps most prominently on a rug commissioned by Professor Christian in the 1990s and designed by Taliesin’s Aris Georges and Cornelia Brierly. That rug was the inspiration for Motawi Tileworks’ 4x12 Samara art tile, which reinterprets Wright’s pattern once again in ceramic.

  • Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty: Our time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
  • Actual Tile Size: Approximately 3 7/8” x 11 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
  • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

®/©/™ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All rights reserved.

Easels are an elegant option for art tile display. Fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels are locally made and feature durable single-piece construction.

  • Medium easel: holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches (recommended for most of our tiles if unframed).
  • Large easel: holds any framed tile or any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
  • Small easel: holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

    Our quarter-sawn oak frames, handmade by Dard Hunter Studios, are available with a natural Oak or Ebony finish. They can hang horizontally or vertically, or perch on our large easels. Frame features include mitered corners and stapled joints.

    • This frame’s outer dimensions are 7-1/2" x 15-1/2".
    • Frame width is 2".
    • Any framed tile can pair with our large easel.
    • Note: Frame woodgrain and stain opacity varies.

    Description

    Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. Wright’s John and Catherine Christian House, also known as Samara (named after a pinecone’s winged seeds), was completed in West Lafayette, Indiana, toward the end of his illustrious career. The samara seed pattern appears on Wright’s perforated board design for the house, and perhaps most prominently on a rug commissioned by Professor Christian in the 1990s and designed by Taliesin’s Aris Georges and Cornelia Brierly. That rug was the inspiration for Motawi Tileworks’ 4x12 Samara art tile, which reinterprets Wright’s pattern once again in ceramic.

    • Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We embrace variation and handmade beauty: Our time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
    • Actual Tile Size: Approximately 3 7/8” x 11 7/8”. As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
    • Tiles are 5/8" thick and have a notch at the back for hanging.

    ®/©/™ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All rights reserved.

    Easels

    Easels are an elegant option for art tile display. Fabricated from powder-coated steel, our easels are locally made and feature durable single-piece construction.

    • Medium easel: holds any unframed tile larger than 3 inches (recommended for most of our tiles if unframed).
    • Large easel: holds any framed tile or any unframed tile larger than 4 inches.
    • Small easel: holds 3 and 4-inch tiles (unframed).

      Frames

      Our quarter-sawn oak frames, handmade by Dard Hunter Studios, are available with a natural Oak or Ebony finish. They can hang horizontally or vertically, or perch on our large easels. Frame features include mitered corners and stapled joints.

      • This frame’s outer dimensions are 7-1/2" x 15-1/2".
      • Frame width is 2".
      • Any framed tile can pair with our large easel.
      • Note: Frame woodgrain and stain opacity varies.