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Jali, Latice work for window

Unknown1990/1999

Crafts Museum

Crafts Museum

The enchanting play of light and shadow from the jalis or lattice windows are an integral part of the havelis and palaces of Rajashtan. Ideal during the hot humid Indian summer, the jalis dispel the harsh rays of the sun and allow a cool creeze to circulate in the interiors.

Moreover, the purdah-conscious Rajasthani women use the jalis of their balconies and terraces to enjoy the view of the bazaar without being seen themselves by the public.

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  • Title: Jali, Latice work for window
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1990/1999
  • Location: Rajasthan
  • Physical Dimensions: Carved Sandstone, 190 cm x 60 cm
  • Provenance: Rajasthan
  • Type: Sandstone Carving
  • Rights: Text : Jyotindra Jain, Aarti Aggarwala. Museums of India, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi. Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Limited, 1989.ISBN 0-944142-23-0 Photograph by : Pankaj Shah
  • Gallery: Crafts Museum collection

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