What is mosaic? Handcrafted of glass or ceramic tiles, known as tesserae, mosaic is an art that takes many forms. From large statement pieces to objets d'art, talented artisans meticulously cut, apply and paint each tile by hand. Piece by piece, elaborate patterns emerge and form intricate designs.
In ancient Greece, they called mosaic mouseios, meaning “belonging to the Muses.” This inspired art dates back millennia, appearing in Mesopotamia in 3,000 BC. Since then, cultures worldwide have created masterful mosaic works. At Pier 1, we carry on the tradition with handcrafted, one-of-a-kind mosaics for your home.