TEFAF Maastricht 2017

This 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht Van Gelder Indian Jewellery will present a new exhibition stand, featuring intricate architectural elements that are a modern day interpretation of traditional Jali screens. Jali is the term for perforated stone or latticed screen and was built by carving into stone, generally in geometric patterns, while later the Mughals used very finely carved floral designs. Jali helped in lowering the temperature by tempering sunlight and compressing air through the holes, and to reduce visibility for purdah (veil), casting long decorative shadows on walls and the floors. With the use of a deep brown tone, as a subtle reference to the Rajasthani sandstone, and cool blue hue, the Van Gelder’s aim to create a serene and subdued setting for the presentation of their collection of traditional Indian jewellery.