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    Carved Indian Stone Jharoka Panel From Jaisalmer - 19th Century

    SKU:A00273

    £895

    This 19th century Indian carved stone window from the Jaisalmer area, Rajasthan is known locally as a jharokha or jharoka. This window is carved from a single piece of limestone by master artisans. Jaisalmer stone is considered the very pinnacle of secular architectural carving. The old city of Jaisalmer is so beautiful it has achieved UNESCO World Heritage Status. 

     

    Jharokha were built into the fabric of buildings and gave privacy while allowing a cooling breeze to enter the building. They were used in stone havelis - the stylish homes of the more wealthy. It takes a week to mark out and carve out the rough shape of the stone. Details are marked out with a red paste and multiple stonemasons would work on a single piece. If an unfinished work breaks during carving, it will be discarded as repairs were not permitted according to the ancient traditions. 

     

    Rajasthani stone masons usually trained as unpaid apprentices from the age of 10. Until the age of 15, the disciples will work on paper or slate and then carve soft soapstone. Their first carving is always of Ganesh, the God of Auspicious Beginnings. Only after this will they be allowed to carry out paid work. 

     

    The below photograph shows a similar jharokha in Kuldhara Village near Jaisalmer to demonstrate how these pieces of art were used. The second photograph was taken in Jaisalmer old town of an old haveli. 

     

    Specifications:

    Suitable for indoor & outdoor use.

    Please note that it is a heavy item that must be fixed securely to a wall.

    This panel has strong wall hangers attached to the back.

     

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
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    Dimensions: W54 x D9 x H111 cm


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    This 19th century Indian carved stone window from the Jaisalmer area, Rajasthan is known locally as a jharokha or jharoka. This window is carved from a single piece of limestone by master artisans. Jaisalmer stone is considered the very pinnacle of secular architectural carving. The old city of Jaisalmer is so beautiful it has achieved UNESCO World Heritage Status. 

     

    Jharokha were built into the fabric of buildings and gave privacy while allowing a cooling breeze to enter the building. They were used in stone havelis - the stylish homes of the more wealthy. It takes a week to mark out and carve out the rough shape of the stone. Details are marked out with a red paste and multiple stonemasons would work on a single piece. If an unfinished work breaks during carving, it will be discarded as repairs were not permitted according to the ancient traditions. 

     

    Rajasthani stone masons usually trained as unpaid apprentices from the age of 10. Until the age of 15, the disciples will work on paper or slate and then carve soft soapstone. Their first carving is always of Ganesh, the God of Auspicious Beginnings. Only after this will they be allowed to carry out paid work. 

     

    The below photograph shows a similar jharokha in Kuldhara Village near Jaisalmer to demonstrate how these pieces of art were used. The second photograph was taken in Jaisalmer old town of an old haveli. 

     

    Specifications:

    Suitable for indoor & outdoor use.

    Please note that it is a heavy item that must be fixed securely to a wall.

    This panel has strong wall hangers attached to the back.

     

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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