Tile As Old as Time

April 15, 2022

“While visiting Kuala Lumpur, I went fabric hunting at the famous Pasar Seni.  It’s an iconic art deco-style market built in 1937 that has survived the tests of time in the very modernized city center of Kuala Lumpur.  It is listed as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.  My favorite part of the market is the myriad of original encaustic tile designs that decorate the well-trodden floors.  They are a beautiful design detail of a time long gone.” 
- Traveler Aaron John

From well-trodden tiles,

to a phone that still dials,

here’s to the styles

that last many miles.


Here’s to withstanding the test of time & to feeling good - because after all, it’s Friday.

-the Taaluma Team

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A Tan’gible Difference
A Tan’gible Difference

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Traveler Patricia recently visited Tanzania as part of a service project. 

She volunteers for the Kisangaji Project, a non-profit that focuses on helping meet the needs of the school and local infrastructure in the village of Kisangaji in Tanzania.

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A Rwanda'ring Hero

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