Smythe Sewn the Jali Walls Chishti Lined


Jali means net or lattice work in Hindustani (a Persian-Arabic script). In its architectural form, jali describes a perforated stone screen, usually with an ornamental pattern. Containing minute carved, delicate geometrical and floral designs, these perforated screens were an integral component of Mughal architecture. Constructed primarily using marble or sandstone, their form includes windows, railings, dividers and outer walls, which provided ventilation and screening from light, imbuing their surroundings with a calm, cool and airy environment. During the day, as sunlight streams through the jalis, the patterns form magical shadows and reflections that grace the adjacent floors and walls, entrancing and read more

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ISBN:

9781551565293

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

20cm x 14cm

RRP:

$24.95

Category:

Pop Culture

Series:

Smythe Sewn the Jali Walls

Publisher:

Hartley & Marks Publishers

Published:

01 January 2014

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