Moooi x Royal Delft

Tile Extinct Animals Queen Cobra

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.

The Extinct Animals: Queen Cobra

“Queen Cobras were majestic looking snakes named after Queen Tanjii of Kemet, because their long coiling hairs resembled the queen’s hairstyle. According to old scriptures, the snakes were gold-coloured and didn’t have scales. Their skin seemed made of dried grass. With these characteristics, you can imagine the surprise when people found out the cobras were excellent swimmers. In fact, they would swim thousands of kilometres to lay their eggs on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

Humans and Queen Cobras co-existed in peace. The snakes would calmly slither through their villages, not harming anyone, and appeared curious about everything. In fact, the Queen Cobras loved to get to higher altitudes to inspect their surroundings. Including climbing up the tallest person they could find and settle on their head, using them as watchtowers. They were very trusting animals. Their favourite resting places however were at the lowest places possible. They preferred slumbering at the banks of the Nile. The tall grasses resembling their skin camouflaging them.

Although Queen Cobras were very trusting towards humans; they hardly ever entered their homes. Most likely because they preferred open skies. Old pagan beliefs state that pregnant women that woke up to find Queen Cobra curls near their bed were blessed with healthy children. Another myth said finding punctured slither marks in your crops meant fruitful harvests for five seasons.”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.


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Collection Moooi x Royal Delft
Craftmanship Transfer
Dimensions 13 × 13 cm
Artikelnr. 46413300


Collection Moooi x Royal Delft
Design Moooi
Colour Delft Blue
Dimensions 13 × 13 cm
Style Modern
Craftmanship Transfer
Weight 0,25 kg.
Artikelnr. 46413300
Usage Not dishwasher safe
Not microwave safe

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  • Original Delft Blue since 1653
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity
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