Jali is the term for perforated stone or latticed screen, usually with an ornamental pattern constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry. It was constructed by carving into stone, generally in geometric patterns,while later the Mughals used very finely carved floral designs. Jali, casting long decorative shadows on walls and the floors, helped inlowering the temperature by tempering sunlight and compressing air through the holes, and to reduce visibility.
The creation of Van Gelder Jali Collection
Fleur: “The use of jali screens in Indian architecture has always fascinated us! The creative concept for the Jali collection originates from the intricate designs of the Indian jali window screens. Traditionally used to create intimacy and privacy for women’s quarters, adding a dreamy and ever- changing play of light to a space.”
Noëlle: “The designs also have strong and intriguing visual structures while mesmerizing the eye from different angles. This shielding screen inspired us to create jewellery that is strong yet delicate in appearance, inviting to wear and to touch, and to take a closer look!“