Jali in Mughal Architecture, the Most Delicate Stone Curtains

The jali, or pierced screens, have been extensively employed in Indian construction since time immemorial. They appear in both Hindu and Islamic architecture. These latticed and perforated slabs of wood or stone have been masterfully rendered by generations of skilled workers to serve as window coverings, room dividers, and railings for balconies. Although latticed screens … Continue reading Jali in Mughal Architecture, the Most Delicate Stone Curtains