Jali mirror, 51 x 43 x 3.5cms £35

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  • £35.00

    This is a hand carved wood and mdf frame, finished in a ‘distressed’ scumbled pink and white finish on Jali and raised surface patterns.

    (AH636)

    2 in stock

Product Description

This is a hand carved wood and mdf frame, finished in a ‘distressed’ scumbled pink and white finish on Jali and raised surface patterns. This small stock was found in a dusty ‘go down’ in Jodhpur. Jali work was particularly important in Mughal India and developed in earlier Indian cultures and further afield in Persia. It could be worked in wood, metal, stone and plaster. It was often used in the place we would have a window, as dividers and other architectural elaborations to offer privacy and allow air to flow. Anyone who has seen Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) in Jaipur will recognise the technique used for the windows behind which sat all the ladies of the court when one of the great regal processions was passing.The mitres in this frame are not uniformally closed. Due to the way the frame is constructed, we assure you there is no resulting structural weakness.


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