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JALIS — OR OPENWORK CARVINGS — FROM MUGHAL INDIA

If you  have ever felt a cool or cooling breeze in India you may have reclined behind a screened window or door carved of wood, sandstone or marble. I have last noticed these openwork carvings in Jaipur.
EXHIBITIONS AT TWO LONDON GALLERIES
 
THE GALLERIES OWNED BY SAM FOGG AND FRANCESCA GALLOWAY 
are sharing an exhibition of JALIS- openwork carvings in sandstone or marble.
The carvings were found in a barn in  a British country home.
I am not sure if these exhibits are still open but here are the websites:
The carvings are said to come mainly from Delhi and Agra.
The carved design motifs are mainly  soft geometric and some of them are with brief quotations from the Koran.
The photos are from the two galleries.
If you cannot make it to London, you may find  similar carvings at the new Islamic wings  at the Metropolitan Museum  in New York and the Louvre in Paris.
Cheers,
Elisabeth and Natasha
 
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