Moorish Architectural Elements Glossary
- Zellige: Zellige, zillij or zellij (Arabic: [zˈliʑ] (Arabic: الزليج) is tilework made from individually chiseled geometric tiles set into a plaster base. This form of Islamic art is one of the main characteristics of Moroccan architecture. It consists of geometrically patterned mosaics, used to ornament walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools and tables.
- Mashrabiya : (مشربية), also either shanshūl (شنشول) or rūshān (روشان), is the Arabic term given to a type of projecting oriel window enclosed with carved wood latticework located on the second storey of a building.