Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Industrial

Tile factories were set up in our region due to the availability of clay. These factories  were a flourishing industry  due to the the proximity of rivers and the Arabian sea. The tiles which were used for slanting roof came to be known as ‘ Mangalore tiles’. They were exported during the British period, my husband saw them in Kenya. In fact these tiles offer the best protection during the heavy rains. Presently most of the buildings have flat cement or concrete roofs and seepage of water is a concrete problem. But, unfortunately this industry is dying.

Mangalore tiles – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangalore_tiles

Mangalore tiles (also Mangalorean tiles) are a type of tile native to the city of Mangalore, India. The tiles were first introduced to India in 1860 by a German …

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