Posted by razzbuffnik on July 15th, 2008
When my wife and I were in South East Asia last year I took these photos of some of the various mosaics and tilework that I came across.
This first example is of a Persian style, moraq tile mosaic from the front of the excellent Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Just about everywhere you look in Thailand there is a temple adorned with mosaics and tilework made up from porcelain, mirrors and tiles. The most stunning examples can be seen in The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.
Below is a close up of the patterns on the corners of the columns created with mirrors.
Below is an example of the Thai use of purpose made ceramic tiles.
In Vietnam much of the mosaic and tilework was made with broken porcelain and glass.