Tadelakt comes from the Arabic word "dlek" meaning "to caress". It is a lime plastering technique bringing tradition back to life, a waterproof lime plaster used in the interiors and exteriors of homes or even public buildings, creating dream homes with a genuine Morrocan feel.
Due to its water resistant properties, Tadelakt was used as a decorative plastering technique to adorn walls of official buildings and hammams reflecting the authentic lifestyle of the Maroccan nation.
Enlivening the glory of the past, thousands of years later this amazing technique is still used as wall decoration giving a sumptuous feel and sense of a bygone era. Just like in earlier years it can be used as wall covering in bathrooms, hammams, interior spaces, facades, patio areas as well as in the coating of floors. Its use has also been adopted in the decoration of objects and furnishings such as lamps and vases due to its distinct and luxurious finish.
Atelier Pittoresque has developed 5 home decoration approaches with lime plaster providing a timeless and eco-friendly aesthetic. The 5 methods include tadelakt, stucco plaster, patinas, creation of objects and workshops. Jamal Daddis, expert of the tadelakt art has managed to convey the essence of beauty through lime painting and a wide range of plastering techniques as well as through workshops. The workshops allow art enthusiasts to become acquainted with the materials, practice the techniques, learn how to apply Tadelakt and embrace the history and culture of its origin through language classes and themed trips.
Tadelakt’s longevity, impressive aesthetic, sensual feel and eco nature have turned it into a favourable decorative technique both in France and in the world.
With the use of this method, Jamal Daddis and Atelier Pittoresque have succeeded in giving each space an individual character, creating homes out of houses.
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