A nugget for the art wanderer and the curious traveller: from Ahmedabad

jati tree ahmedabad

Gujarat, photo by T.Simonetti

Recently I was at the Islamic Museum of Arts here in Kuala Lumpur. There was an example of carved window screen from India and I thought of the lovely ones I had seen in Gujarat, where this art has reached outstanding levels. This one, unfortunately on the side, has been taken during a prayer in central Ahmedabad, where the main Mosque stands in the middle of a traffic island (a big traffic island) and it is all the more moving. The lights plays with the intricate lace of leaves and the tree seems to come alive during the day prayers.

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2 responses to “A nugget for the art wanderer and the curious traveller: from Ahmedabad

    • Indeed they are ! Actually there no indigenous tradition of filigree stone screens in KL, so we can just compare the museum pieces. The one I saw was from India too. It was very finely sculpted but had a geometric pattern instead of the lively organic design here.

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