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The splendours of intricate Rajput & Mughal craftsmanship come alive in this heritage set of eleven ‘Mehrab Jali & Katdhara Pattern’ doors; handmade from traditional sheesham wood for a Haveli in the Golden City of India - Jaisalmer - located in the heart of the Thar desert and home to the imposing Patwon Ki Haveli.
The architecture of this Haveli is similar to almost every other structure in Jaisalmer, and marvellously blends in with the golden features of the city. These doors have been carved out in the same design, in keeping with the ethos of the place, yet distinctive as they are in wood. The bottom plank of the doors have a contrasting style resembling the Katdhara (Katadhara) pattern synonymous with the palisade or railings in the Havelis of the region. Originally made for the ‘Hawa Mahal’ - wherein four doors formed one side of the Mahal, two doors formed another side and the remaining five single doors (of two different patterns) formed entrances to the smaller rooms and openings to the terrace - these doors were also used in the interiors of the Havelis.
They were carefully dismantled and refitted by expert architects to retain the originality and have been minimally modified to suit modern-day requirements, without disturbing their aesthetic appeal, wherein only brass handles & knobs in the front and glass-cladding has been added on the reverse (for air-conditioned rooms).