DIGITAL IMAGES OF
JALIS OF MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE
(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 chhajjas, jharokhas and 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
Mughal Jalis 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.
Fatehpur Sikri -
Agra Fort -
Taj Mahal -