Stone Jali (pierced screens) or the
lattice was introduced in the Persian architecture. This was used on
windows for the royal women to peep through, was installed in palaces
and gardens to segregate women's area.
'Jalis' were extensively used in Indian architecture as windows, room
dividers, and railings around thrones, platforms, terraces, and
balconies. Used in outer walls, they were ideal for preventing glare
while allowing air circulation.
Stone jali or screen are widely used by resorts and hotels to give it
a traditional look. Intricately carved screens are reminiscent of the
Mughal era. Stone lattice are being used in gardens for landscaping
and also providing intimacy. It helps to give it a completely new
look.They are easy to maintain and can last for years to come.
Beautiful jali work can be carved in marble, granite and sandstone.
The cost depends on the quality and size of stone used.