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M is for mosaic-making monk in a monastery.
He kindly let me watch how a modern mosaic is painstakingly made, in his workshop at the very old St. Gerasimus Monastery near Jericho.
See more about St. Gerasimus Monastery, also known in Arabic as Deir Hajleh and in Hebrew as Beth-Hogla, here:
Lots of photos and info at http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/StGerassimos.html
Mosaic carpets in various stages of progress.
Maybe you'd like to order one?
(Linking to ABC Wednesday.)
UPDATE: Thanks to Pasadena Adjacent's use of the word smalti in her comment, I learned a nice new word and found this great illustrated glossary of mosaic terms:
http://www.mosaicartsource.com/mosaicart/mosaic_art_resource/mosaic_glossary.html and they even have a blog about mosaics!