Azulejos: Tile Buildings in Iquitos | Abstract
Journal of Geology & Geophysics

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Azulejos: Tile Buildings in Iquitos

Kay Gandy S

Tiles (Azulejos) on buildings in Iquitos, Peru represent the past glory of a city once known as the main port for the export of rubber. The tiles also indicated the border between the prosperous areas of the city and the poorer living areas of the country side. Although the decline of the rubber boom brought changes in the architect of the city, efforts have been made to preserve the heritage. This article provides information on the history of tiles and documents some of the patterns and uses.