Jali is ornamental carved lattice stone or screening, often found shielding the view from windows — and into windows — in architecture in India, the Middle East and other regions. See the stone pattern in this blog’s logo above — that is jali. Here are more examples:
Jali can be so elegant, even lyrical really, to look at. Ornamental shadows are cast by light shining through the jali shapes. I could dream of jali on our windows, but it wouldn’t go with the exterior architecture of the building.
But what about … temporary jali? There when you want it, gone when you don’t? Like these jali shades or screens from Delia Shades:
Yeah, I could live with that! In addition to Indian Jali, Delia Shades also has Moorish, Arabesque, Wrought Iron, African and Katagami screen designs.
Beyond the decorative, we will need something on windows for practical purposes: privacy and to shield from the sun. These shades could do both.