A jali (or jaali, Gujarati જાળી) is the term for a perforated stone or latticed screen, usually with an ornamental pattern constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry. Early work was performed by carving into stone, while the later used by the Mughals employed the technique of inlay, using marble and semi-precious stones. Jali typically use Floral geometric patterns.
Intricate jaali screens surrounding the cenotaphs, Taj Mahal interior.
Art and design Latticework an ornamental and/or structural criss-crossed framework, an arrangement of crossing laths or other thin strips of material
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- ArchNet Dictionary of Islamic Architecture: Jali
- Jali-DIGITAL IMAGES OF JALIS OF MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE
- 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)
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