Swallowtail Butterfly Tile-Turquoise
French artist E.A. Seguy's work was very influential throughout the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. He found inspiration in nature, and his fascination with butterflies culminated in his 1920s portfolio,Ã‚Â Papillons. For his butterflies, Seguy created exacting replications in vivid colors using theÃ‚Â pochoirÃ‚Â stenciling method, in which each plate was hand-colored using as many as twenty stencils.
Nawal Motawi, founder and principal designer at Motawi Tileworks, saw these illustrations and was enchanted. She thought that the bold color and density of design would translate beautifully into tile. She was right.Ã‚Â
The Swallowtail butterfly is the second in the line of butterflies that includes the Alexandra, the Callicore, and the Monarch. All three can be shown together.
Actual tile size: 3-13/16" x 7-13/16"
For more information on Motawi Tileworks and to see our curated collection of their work, visit the collection page here: https://modernbungalow.com/collections/motawi
Nawal Motawi and Motawi Tileworks of Ann Arbor, Michigan are great friends of Modern Bungalow. Nawal is an inspiration in her artistry, design and business acumen. We love their tile in framed sets, in installations like fireplaces and backsplashes, and just on its own on a sweet little easel.
There are too many great designs to choose favorites, but we love the songbirds and all of the Pine Landscape tiles- especially the special Colorado Pine Landscape that Motawi Tileworks made just for us!
We carry a large selection of Motawi art and decorative tiles in our showroom, including limited edition, discontinued, and special edition pieces.
We also work with our customers to design backsplash, fireplace, and other installations to truly make your home unique. Ask us anytime!
Many styles of Motawi art and gift tiles are in stock and on hand at Modern Bungalow and we welcome you to stop into our showroom to see them in person! We typically ship the day of order or the next day and you can expect delivery in 7-10 days. UPS ground shipping is free. Some unique styles will ship from Motawi and take 2-3 weeks for delivery. If you have a tight timeline, just contact us so that we can check stock on the piece that you're interested in.
In the rare case of a manufacturing defect or damage in shipping, please contact us so that we can make a claim with the maker or the freight company and make it right for you.
If for any reason you don't love your Motawi tiles in the first 30 days after purchase, just ship it back to us (you'll be responsible for return shipping) and we'll happily refund your purchase.