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Hand Painted Delfe Tiles

The loose, un-even quality to these tiles makes painted Delft tiles an ideal technique for the beginner or inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. Irregular lines, loose hand painted renderings add character and old world charm, easily achieved without any prior painting experience.

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