7 examples of intricate latticework from 16th century India

A criss-cross pattern of metal, wood or cement strips, latticework is popular in the Indian subcontinent, specifically under the Mughal rulers and the kingdoms of Rajasthan.  Latticework fulfils a dual purpose – it keeps the dwelling cool allowing breeze to waft in while ensuring the privacy of the women of the house.  We are featuring some of the most intricate latticework found in Indian forts, tombs and mosques and are hoping this style of architecture makes a comeback in a contemporary form.

An ornamental lattice window in a Rajasthan fort
An ornamental lattice window in a Rajasthan fort

 

Latticework dated 1572 A.D. at the Sidi Saiyyad Mosque in Ahmedabad. Image courtesy Pranav Gandhi / Shutterstock.
Latticework dated 1572 A.D. at the Sidi Saiyyad Mosque in Ahmedabad. Image courtesy Pranav Gandhi / Shutterstock.

 

Latticework on perforated stone screen at Jami Masjid in Champaner Pavagadh. Image courtesy Pranav Gandhi / Shutterstock.
Latticework on perforated stone screen at Jami Masjid in Champaner Pavagadh. Image courtesy Pranav Gandhi / Shutterstock.

 

Mosque & Tomb of Rani Sipri in Ahmedabad. Image courtesy Pranav Gandhi / Shutterstock.
Mosque & Tomb of Rani Sipri in Ahmedabad. Image courtesy Pranav Gandhi / Shutterstock.

 

Latticed screen in Amber fort in Jaipur, India
Latticed screen in Amber fort in Jaipur, India

 

Carved latticework in marble at the Taj Mahal, Delhi
Carved latticework in marble at the Taj Mahal, Delhi

 

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