Traditional Windows of India

The Jaya He, GVK New Museum, has a wide representation of traditional windows in wood and stone and the sheer diversity of design and pattern is awe inspiring. We cull out a range for your viewings.
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Touché a signature piece by  #RajeevSethi, depicts the element of air. Here Rajeev has tranformed the famed #HawaMahal of #Jaipur into  a Pagadi. This work is surrounded by windows from #NorthIndia.

Touché a signature piece by #RajeevSethi, depicts the element of air. Here Rajeev has tranformed the famed #HawaMahal of #Jaipur into a Pagadi. This work is surrounded by windows from #NorthIndia.

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Such floral jaalis executed in wood fretwork are common features of havelis or manors constructed in the 18th – 19th century in Gujarat, especially in windows opening into the inner courtyard of the inner ground floor or on upper floors. The overall design and double frame of the windows give them the appearance of a small cantilivered balcony.#Gujarat, #18th19thCentury

Such floral jaalis executed in wood fretwork are common features of havelis or manors constructed in the 18th – 19th century in Gujarat, especially in windows opening into the inner courtyard of the inner ground floor or on upper floors. The overall design and double frame of the windows give them the appearance of a small cantilivered balcony.#Gujarat, #18th19thCentury

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This square-shaped sandstone screens are common features in windows, jharokhas and balconies of secular architecture of 19th century Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab. In the context of Rajasthan, such screens were usually affixed to the windows, serving to secure the opening and allowing ventilation without encouraging dust accumulation.This is seen in the area around the artwork Touche by #RajeevSethi.

This square-shaped sandstone screens are common features in windows, jharokhas and balconies of secular architecture of 19th century Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab. In the context of Rajasthan, such screens were usually affixed to the windows, serving to secure the opening and allowing ventilation without encouraging dust accumulation.This is seen in the area around the artwork Touche by #RajeevSethi.

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This square-shaped sandstone screens are common features in windows, jharokhas and balconies of secular architecture of 19th century Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab. In the context of Rajasthan, such screens were usually affixed to the windows, serving to secure the opening and allowing ventilation without encouraging dust accumulation.This is seen in the area around the artwork Touche by #RajeevSethi

This square-shaped sandstone screens are common features in windows, jharokhas and balconies of secular architecture of 19th century Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab. In the context of Rajasthan, such screens were usually affixed to the windows, serving to secure the opening and allowing ventilation without encouraging dust accumulation.This is seen in the area around the artwork Touche by #RajeevSethi

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Made of wood with dense fret work, this window comes from a home in #kerala.#ca19thCentury

Made of wood with dense fret work, this window comes from a home in #kerala.#ca19thCentury

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This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, which is known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving -an archer seated on an elephant, two crows drinking water from a pot, a warrior astride a horse and holding a rifle, a warrior with bow and arrow, and a warrior with a rifle and bullets. The ledge above this panel is ornamented with a scrolling creeper motif. This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi…

This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, which is known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving -an archer seated on an elephant, two crows drinking water from a pot, a warrior astride a horse and holding a rifle, a warrior with bow and arrow, and a warrior with a rifle and bullets. The ledge above this panel is ornamented with a scrolling creeper motif. This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi…

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This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving -a warrior on horseback holding a rifle, a man smoking a hookah, 2 crows drinking water from a pot ,a floral roundel, a warrior with a bow & arrow, a rider (probably a deity) on an elephant. The ledge above this panel is has a central panel with a deity.. This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #ca18th19thCentury

This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving -a warrior on horseback holding a rifle, a man smoking a hookah, 2 crows drinking water from a pot ,a floral roundel, a warrior with a bow & arrow, a rider (probably a deity) on an elephant. The ledge above this panel is has a central panel with a deity.. This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #ca18th19thCentury

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This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving - depicting various scenes This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #ca18th19thCentury

This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving - depicting various scenes This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #ca18th19thCentury

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This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving with various scenes.. This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #ca18th19thCentury

This window made of teak wood is from #HimachalPradesh, known for its homes made in stone and wood. This one has low relief carving with various scenes.. This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #ca18th19thCentury

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This window  is made of jackwood and comes from a home in #kerala,This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #Kerala #KannurDistrict #calate19th20thCentury

This window is made of jackwood and comes from a home in #kerala,This is seen from level 3 and 4, around the artwork, #Touche by #RajeevSethi, #Kerala #KannurDistrict #calate19th20thCentury

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