Monday, May 28, 2012

Pasta Anyone?


Merida Mexico examples of "Pasta" tile floors in Colonial homes
Pasta Tiles
A few ingredients, a little mixing, and let it dry.  Viola!  Pasta Mosaico.  Feasts for the eyes, pasta tiles are the Persian rugs of the Yucatan and a prized element in any colonial home.


Once upon a time, Spanish Galleons were loaded with them.  Used as ship’s ballast for the trip across the ocean, they would be left scattered on the beach discarded to make room for gold and other treasures to be stored in the ship’s hold.   It didn’t take long for the locals to make good use of them.  In a hot climate, these cool, colorful tiles made the perfect flooring for their homes.