Though jali (from Sanskrit ‘Jala‘ and ‘Jalaka‘) has been described in ancient Indian architectural texts, it owes its growth and development, to this magnificent scale and stature, to the Mughals and it belongs to the 16th and 17th century stone-art of India. It is an essential element of Mughal Architecture.

Red sandstone and white marble jalis have been universally used in Mughal monuments, on edges of platforms, causeways and terraces (as railings, with balusters), and also on the edges of the projecting chhajjasjharokhasand gaukhs (balconies); and along with chhatris. Jalis are also used gorgeously to close window and door openings for purdah (veil) and for effect. While they admit free air, they temper sunlight and eliminate its glare. Jalis are used as excellent ventilators in private inner rooms, toilets and on drains. Essentially a useful architectural accessory, the Mughals made it a work of art.

The Mughals have mostly used geometrical jalis, both with straight and curved lines. Mughal artist’s ingenuity knew no bounds and the number of Mughal jalis is legion and variety unlimited. They have also used floral, arabesque and stylized designs.

We, The Heritage Agra, offer a collection of 200 Digital Images of MughalJalis for sale with Colour prints-out of images bound in a file, with the respective DVD. These have been selected out of some 800, from the Mughal Monuments of Fatehpur Sikri and Agra (1556-1658 A.D.) This set of 200 Images is Priced Indian Rs. 24000/-  US $ 600 only, plus actual courier charges. We look forward to hearing from you in reply on our email ids.

These designs shall be greatly helpful to the architects for use, to the historians and scholars for study and to the institutes for their archives. Please note that these designs cannot be resold.



School of Mughal Architecture Consultancy for Mughal Architecture MARBLE PLAQUES OF MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE

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