Tadelakt is a traditional wall covering used in the past in Morocco to decorate the façades of official buildings and especially to create basins and hammams. This technique was chosen in particular for its waterproof and water-resistant qualities. Its character, its velvety and its varied tones make it today a decorative technique very popular with amateurs.
This book retraces the history of tadelakt, evokes its technical and aesthetic characteristics and presents its implementation, which requires a true know-how accompanied by great patience. Guided by the author, each reader will be able to : analyse and prepare his supports, choose his materials, identify the necessary tools and the specific role of each of them, follow step by step the application of tadelakt on site or on object, make a sgraffitte and a zellige.