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Antique Indian Teak Wood Moghul Style Mirror

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Description

Finely carved antique Indian Moghul style mirror. Originally used to create ventilation, and often called Jali – meaning to see through in Hindi, we have salvaged and repurposed these old teak window, door and balcony screens that date from around 1830, to make wonderful mirrors. The integrity of the Jali screens have been sensitively preserved wherever possible, and we have just inserted a mirror in the rear to give them purpose. Originally serving as decoration as well as functioning to circulate air through a building, they acted as structural supports, and decorative elements in architecture from around 1700-1850. The specific uses and names of these wooden frames varied dependent on their intended purpose and the culture of the time. These particular frames were used to create window ( khidki in Hindi) and door opening ventilation in buildings. They all come ready to hang with strong wall bracket fixings to the rear and would grace any room in the house, from the bathroom to the lounge and bedroom. All come in great original condition, and as an old piece, there are some historic age related marks and wear and tear as you would expect. Please be sure to check all photos as these form part of the description. Please note that the measurements given are an average for the stock we hold of these mirrors. If you need exact measurements, please ask before purchasing.

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Dimensions Length 92 cm x Width 3 cm x Height 49 cm

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