jalee work

jalee work
   or jali
   Urdu for a openwork stone screen usually carved of white marble or fine red sandstone. Jalee screens are most typically found in Mughal architecture, and simultaneously create a private space while producing patterns of light. They allow for cooling breezes to refresh on the hottest day, while their delicate tracery enhances the space and light in an interior environment.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • jalee work — ˈjä(ˌ)lē noun Etymology: Hindi jālī network, latticework, from Sanskrit jāla net : carving especially in marble in the form of a pierced screen : latticework …   Useful english dictionary

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