The Mughal Jaali

The Mughal Jaali

Perforated lattice screens, or ‘jālis,’  are ubiquitous in the Indo-Islamic architecture of the Subcontinent. Filtering light, while providing their enclosures with privacy, they are some of the most elaborate design features, particularly in Mughal buildings. The interplay of light, shadow, and pattern, has always one of my primary fascinations. 
This growing collection aims to analyse and recreate classical examples of geometry of the Mughal style, and what makes it unique among the mastery of other Islamic geometric canons, such as the Seljuks, Moors, Mamluks or Persians.

Featured below:
It'imad Ud Daulah, Agra
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Geometry and analyses: my own
Al Hadid, 57
Gouache on paper, 32cm x 32cm
Al Mulk, 67
Gouache on paper, 32cm x 32cm

Gouache on Paper, 25cm x 25cm

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