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Encaustic Tiles - Black & White Palais Khum

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These handmade Encaustic Tiles - Black & White Palais Khum, is a gorgeous classic Encaustic Tile design, that has been custom made specifically for A Little Morocco.  This bold, black and white pattern creates a design statement that instantly transports you to the glamourous Palaces of the old medina of Marrakech. It has an old world essence and pairs beautifully with neutral black or white tiles.   

Please note that 4 tiles are used to create a complete pattern or you can mix and match these single tiles to create a personal statement using other Encaustic Tiles to create your own bespoke design. 

These Encaustic Tiles are suitable to be used on either flooring, walls or as an accent feature.  Each tile has been hand poured into individual moulds, hydraulically pressed and then air dried, all using traditional techniques that have been applied for hundreds of years in Morocco. 

True handmade Encaustic Tiles will show slight inflections, imperfections and colour bleeds which validate authenticity as there is no mistaking these precious beauties for factory made reproductions.  These characteristics are considered part of the artisan individuality of each unique piece.  The appearance of the tile surface may appear chalky and is highly porous, both of these factors change once the surface is sealed to suit (if required, refer to ALM's Encaustic Tile Guide ).

Tiles are sold individually, with the 16 tile configuration as shown, representing 1 box. Tiles are shown here unsealed, unaltered and in natural indirect light.

Installation by experienced Encaustic Tilers, is highly recommended. 

QUANTITY CURRENTLY AVAIL: 450 tiles (NB. these tiles have limited availability due to shipping constraints)

SIZE: Each tile is sized approximately 20cm W x 20cm H x 1.6cm D. There are 25 tiles per square metre and we ship 16 tiles per box.  

COLOUR: Black and White

MATERIALS: Cement, marble powder and colour pigments.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: Encaustic cement tiles are porous, therefore we recommend sealing before and after adhesion.  At ALM we recommend Aquamix Tile Sealant for all your encaustic tile sealing, please refer to ALM's Flooring section for sealant.  Sealing will also add colour richness and dependent on the type of sealant used, will protect them from staining or colour fading.

ORIGIN: Morocco

SHIPPING: Due to the size or weight of this item it is not included in our free shipping however as an approximate guide, shipping is usually $20/box to metro locations of NSW, Vic, ACT, SA and Qld.  Once your order is processed, ALM will contact you with a quote for the shipping costs. Or you can email us at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au for a quote prior to purchasing.

Or this item can be collected free from our Brisbane based warehouse or ALM can assist you with a customised delivery quote, please contact us at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au


Here at ALM we aim to process your orders within 24 to 48hrs of order placement and then shipped the next Business Day.  Shipping times may vary but are usually between, 3 to 10 business days. 

These times apply to all items except for "Specialty Items" (fragile, heavy or bulky items) which are set out in the following sections and may take up to 3 to 5 Business days to process. 

Once processed, you will receive a tracking reference so you can follow the progress of your order. 

Please feel free to contact us if you would like your order to be "Express Shipped" and we will happily assist in providing you with any additional costs.  

Please keep in mind that some delays may be beyond ALM’s control such as public holidays, delivery to remote or difficult access locations or third-party provider caused delays. ALM will endeavour to notify you if there are any known delays to these shipping durations.


For orders within Australia, ALM provide a flatrate shipping fee of $15 for single orders up to $200 and free shipping on orders over $200, excluding those items and locations as described in the following sections titled "ITEMS EXEMPT FROM FREE OR STANDARD SHIPPING" and "LOCATIONS EXEMPT FROM FREE OR STANDARD SHIPPING".

ALM also offers free collection from our Brisbane warehouse, or can assist in providing a shipping quote email hello@alittlemorocco.com.au.


Bulky, heavy and delicate items including, but not limited to; tiles, large furniture and some large and heavy rugs. Some delicate lighting may also incur excess expenses (these are defined as “Specialty Items”).  

  1. For "Specialty Items" ALM can assist you to provide a quote by an independent courier company.
  2. To avoid disappointment, you may wish to purchase the item prior to confirming shipping. If you prefer to have shipping costs calculated prior to placing an order, you can send ALM an enquiry email requesting assistance for quoting on shipping prior to purchase.  Please contact ALM at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au or call us on (+61) 411 381 000.
  3. Please keep in mind that the holding of unpurchased items pending shipping quote confirmation, is not possible.  However, ALM will endeavour to process all shipping quotes as swiftly as possible.


Areas which are exempt from free shipping and standard delivery rates are locations that are rural, remote or access limited areas including outside of metropolitan cities of Australia, land locked locations such as sea or air accessed only islands and also international locations. 

Generally post codes of Australia that fall within Shipping Rates Zones 3 and 4, will require the following:  

  1. If you have completed purchase of an item(s) and are notified that you do not qualify for free shipping, ALM may cancel and refund the purchase.  Or likewise, coordinate with you to quote for, and apply additional fees for shipping to these locations as agreed.
  2. Please keep in mind that the holding of unpurchased items pending shipping quote confirmation, is not possible.  However, ALM will endeavour to process all shipping quotes as swiftly as possible.


We are currently working on ways of sharing our online shopping experience with our international friends, but in the meantime if you are somewhere other than Australia and find something you must have in our store, please contact us via email at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au to discuss shipping options and availability. 

"Specialty Items" (fragile, heavy or bulky items) may incur significant freight costs, but soft furnishings and smaller items should not pose a problem.  We are happy to provide you with a quote.


Whilst ALM make every effort to ensure that the item(s) advertised are available and current, it is sometimes beyond ALM’s control if for whatever reason the purchased item(s) are no longer available.  If ALM is unable to deliver to the Buyer the purchased item(s) within their reasonable ability.  Then as soon as able, ALM will offer the Buyer an exchange or refund for the same value of the original purchased item(s).

Cactus Silk Care Instructions


The Cactus Silk used to make our amazing Cactus Silk Cushion covers, are all handmade by artisans in Morocco.  The wonderful Cactus Silk fabric is also known as Sabra Silk. It's loomed by hand from the fibers of the Agave Cati or Saharan Aloe Vera plant that is found in the Sahara Desert and is used to create a textile that's distinctively strong, yet soft to touch.  Then they are dyed with vegetable dyes and hand embroidered, and then often left to dry in the Moroccan sunshine for a few weeks.  

To care for your Cactus Silk Cushions and rugs, avoid using water as this may cause the vegetable dyes to run and discolour which may change the look of your cushion. However, if you don't mind if your cactus silk item changes its look, or colour then feel free to wash it.  Otherwise, it is recommended to dry clean these lovely pieces.  Also, please advise your drycleaner that they are dyed with natural, non-chemically treated vegetable dyes, to ensure the appropriate care is applied.

Some would also suggest to use canvas spray's as used for shoes, to repel liquids. But a test area on the inside would be advised to ensure that the fabric is suitable to take to the spray. 

Rug & Handira Care Instructions

Moroccan rugs are made to be super resistant and last a lifetime.  Here at ALM, we would suggest that if you are worried about harming your beautiful rug during the cleaning process, then please refer to a professional to have your rug cleaned.  

“A Little Morocco” provides these guidelines for your assistance, however, due to the fact that each individual piece is different in terms of materials, colours and age, we suggest you satisfy yourself that the delicacy or suitability of cleaning your rugs, Kilim cushions or Handira’s items (Moroccan Wedding Blankets, or cushions), in accordance with the following, is undertaken at your own volition.

Otherwise, here are some helpful hints to care for your rugs at home:  

All "A LITTLE MOROCCO" rugs are washed before leaving Morocco. You may find some loose fibres due to the recent washing which will only occur for a short period of time. Even though they are thoroughly cleaned, some rugs will still retain some fine grains of desert sand as some are placed directly on the floor in more remote areas of the Atlas Mountains (sand loves to get in everywhere).

This will also reduce after a few household vacuums. Wool is a resilient material and is pretty resistant to wear and dirt which makes it perfect for rugs! These rugs are pretty resilient and robust and have lived a lifetime before even reaching us. All this being said our A LITTLE MOROCCO rugs are carefully selected vintage piece’s; some may be more delicate than others and to ensure the longevity and value of your piece care should be taken when looking after it.

  • Vacuum frequently to free your rug from any dust or loose debris. You should vacuum across ways (across the width) instead of length ways (up and down the longest length) as this helps to work with the weave and not apply stress to the base loom fibers.
  • Shake outside every so often to free it from any dust or mites which like to get in and hide in dark places. We suggest leaving your rug out for a few hours in sunshine if possible, when doing this and if it's in a safe space as this also helps prevents mites from trying to set up home in it (as with any natural textile product).
  • on thinner or older pieces, a rubber matting (sometimes called rug non-slip underlay) will help to preserve the weave and aid in being non-slip. We prefer a good quality underlay to ensure It doesn't damage the rug or the floor beneath. 
  • For any spills use a damp clean cloth with tepid water (make sure the cloth isn’t coloured as this could transfer to your rug). A clean white tea towel is great! 
  • We clean all of our rugs at home once in a while for a nice freshen up. This is not a regular thing and doesn’t need to be done often, or even annually. You should be able to find a rug cleaner close to your area. 
  • In Morocco they often rotate their rugs a few times a year to ensure even wear. Our homes and spaces tend to have a lot less foot traffic but it's worth considering doing this if your rug will be in a heavily used space or used a lot more on one side or in one area in particular.
  • Please! If you put your rug in storage for any length of time, make sure it's very well sealed and even consider using a form of moth deterrent. Moths and mites LOVE dark spaces and if there is a way to get in, they will often find it. Wool is a natural product and should be allowed to breath. If your item is in storage will still recommend trying to air it out on occasion.

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