Moooi x Royal Delft

Tile Extinct Animals Mimic Moth

Moooi x Royal Delft present a unique collection: the original Delft Blue tiles from Royal Delft from Moooi’s Extinct Animals collection. Inspired by beautiful drawings from The Museum of Extinct Animals, eight ceramic tiles were designed and handmade in the studio in Delft. Each tile represents one of these beautiful animal species in Delft Blue, together they form a unique collection.


Tile Extinct Animals: Mimic Moth

Mimic Moths were the “Chameleons of the Lepidoptera family”. They loved to flutter day and night, unlike its nocturnal brothers and sisters. It was known for its ever-changing appearance by mimicking the flower it was resting on and always fluttering around in high numbers. So, it took a long time before travellers realised the lively moths they encountered were the same animal. Mimic Moths were social creatures that lived in sizeable colonies and took care of each other.

“Most moths are engaged by light, but bright colours and patterns of now-long-gone flowers drew in the Mimic Moth. Only during the night-flower season, the extinct animal was seen at night. Favourite late-bloomers of the Mimic Moth were the Moon Orchid, a bright pink flower with bright yellow spots, and Lily-of-Dusk, with a pastel rainbow of different coloured petals.   

The Moon Orchid only bloomed when the moon was visible in the sky, hence the name. The Lillies-of-Dusk would open during sunset and would close again at sunrise. Creating a colourful playground with their multi-colour petals for the flutters of Mimic Moths.”Moooi The Museum of Extinct Animals.


The decorative tile in every modern interior
These decorative tiles are beautiful, distinctive accents to personalize a room. The mix of tradition and contemporary art is a beautiful addition to modern interiors. The decorative tiles from Royal Delft are equipped with a hanging hook. Add a contemporary touch to a modern interior by subtly hanging it as a work of art, next to wall plates or other wall decoration. Give the tile extra body by placing it in one of the tile frames. Add a striking accent to a mantelpiece or shelf and enrich the space with a touch of artisanal elegance.


Would you like to combine the Extinct Animals decorative tiles with blank tiles? Then use this tile for the perfect result.


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Delivery time 6/8 weeks


Collection Moooi x Royal Delft
Craftmanship Transfer
Dimensions 13 × 13 cm
Artikelnr. 46413400


Collection Moooi x Royal Delft
Design Moooi
Colour Delft Blue
Dimensions 13 × 13 cm
Style Modern
Craftmanship Transfer
Weight 0,25 kg.
Artikelnr. 46413400
Usage Not dishwasher safe
Not microwave safe

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  • Ships within 2 working days from our warehouse
  • Original Delft Blue since 1653
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity
  • Worldwide shipping