In Ann Arbor, Michigan, sister and brother Nawal and Karim Motawi started a small art tile business in 1992 in a garage studio. They sold their hand-sculpted tiles at art fairs and the local farmers market until they eventually secured their first commission. Word got around, and soon orders poured in.
Today the company produces tens of thousands of tiles for spaces large and small, from public murals to private residences, attracting appreciative collectors from around the world. Created in the tradition of the Arts and Crafts movement, many designs are inspired by the work of famous graphic artists, such as Dard Hunter, or by traditional textile patterns or Japanese woodblock prints; others are born solely of Nawal’s imagination. Each Motawi tile is an original jewel, embodying a sophisticated color palette and the finest craftsmanship.
This calendar showcases a selection of Motawi’s elegant, richly hued ceramic tiles.
Each monthly grid has the previous and next month views and observes major public and culturally significant international holidays and lunar phases. Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.
This calendar was printed using soy-based inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Dimensions: 12 x 13 inches; Opens to 12 x 26 inches