Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
Latticed screen windows often found in Islamic architecture, typically made of stone, metal, and in rare cases, also wood. Apart form the practical function of visibility and ventilation, jaalis lend a quality of delicacy to a building. The term is also used for an embroidery technique where small perforations are made in the fabric and stitched taut to resemble a lattice.