Antique Indian Pair Of Teak Wood Jali Doors


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This lovely teak wood painted ‘Jali’ pair of doors have been salvaged from an old building in Gujarat State and saved for future generations! They are nineteenth century originals and have lots of the fantastic old paint as well as old iron fittings, with fabulous patina built up over centuries. They were used to act as a first line of defence in any house of note, and were often also positioned at the end of a path or drive, as well as mounted in front of the solid door, so that the door itself could be opened to allow air to circulate, without risking a security breach, hence the heavy duty iron locks and bolts that are all original. In Hindi these are also called ‘Lakdi Aur Lohe Ka Darwaza’, with Lakdi Aur meaning wood and iron, and Darwaza meaning door. They would look great in an old cottage or displayed in a modern house on a feature wall. They would also have been called locally in Rajasthan a Guthi Jali door – Jali meaning literally ‘see through’ because of the perforated or lattice iron work architectural design. We have many customers that also like to repurpose our old Indian doors for grand entrances in to walled gardens, patio areas and terraces, as well as to create shutters, and many of them are used for movie props too – recreating a bygone India! These doors are saved from buildings in India which have fallen into a state of disrepair and are no longer repairable. They are clearly old and there are some historic repairs and age related marks, repairs and wear and tear as you would expect. Please be sure to check all photos as these form part of the description. Dimensions: Length 99cm x Depth 3cm x Height 185cm.

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Dimensions Length 99 cm x Width 3 cm x Height 185 cm


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