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Redbirds Romance Tile with Frame


These two lovebirds were inspired by a Charley Harper artwork.

"If a male cardinal wants to rate, get a date (and even a mate), it’s smart to show her that he’s a good provider. After all, there’s nothing like a sunflower seed to warm the heart of a female cardinal. It could be the beginning of a great romance. Sharing leads to caring.”
-Charley Harper
Mid-century modern meets Motawi mastery in these tiles based on the work of celebrated wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922-2007), a self-described "minimal realist."

This tile comes ready to hang: mounted in a quarter-sawn oak frame with an ebony finish. The frame is constructed with mitered corners and stapled joints. The frames outer dimensions are 9.5" x 9.5". The width of the frame is 2", and the depth of the frame is 1".


  • Based on on a print by artist Charley Harper
  • Each tile is made by hand
  • Tile comes pre-mounted in a 9.5" x 9.5" frame that is 2" wide and 1" deep

About Nawal Motawi

Nawal Motawi Tileworks is a ceramics studio based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Owner and artistic director Nawal Motawi made tile in her garage before founding the company in 1992. Over time, Nawal built the business through extensive reading and lots of trial and error!
Her tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each one is made by hand and with heart. Nawal Motawi and the artists who create Motawi tiles embrace variation and handmade beauty: their time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of colors with depth and translucence.