A jali or jaali, (Hindi:जाल) is the term for a perforated stone or latticed screen, usually with an ornamental pattern constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry. This form of architectural decoration is found in Indian architecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture and Islamic Architecture.
Intricate jaali screens surrounding the cenotaphs, Taj Mahal interior.
- Thapar, B. (2004). Introduction to Indian architecture. Singapore: Periplus. pg. 81
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- ArchNet Dictionary of Islamic Architecture: Jali
- The Flame and the Lotus: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Kronos Collections, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Jali (no. 60)
- Ahmedabad-based architect, historian and author Yatin Pandya on jaali as a traditional element, an online article from DNAIndia
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