Jali Ball Sculptures

Jali Ball Sculptures

 

Flat wooden jali lattice screens are oftern seen on doors and windows of houses in the Islamic world. Traditionally they regulate the sunlight shining into the houses while at the same time allowing for ventilation and providing privacy to the inhabitants (in particular the females) indoors. 

 

These pieces reinterprets the concept of the traditonal jali lattice work. Borrowing their geometry from that of a football, these hand-crafted geodesic spheres are made of hundreds of hand-joined individual strips of walnut wood. The designs created insides each triangle, pentagon, or hexagon are traditional Central Asian seen on wooden screens from Iran to China. If hung over a lamp the smaller lattice balls sculptures (diameter 60cm) regulate the light of the lamp and at the same time  cast beautiful patterns on the walls around the room. The second image showes three of these handing in the Arab Hall at Leighon House Museum in London. 

 

The larger jali ball sculpture (diametre 100cm) with its much finer aperatures, is a tour de force. This handcrafted sculpture is an objet d'art that has been on display at the Smithsonians in Washington DC, The World Economic Forum in Davos, British Council and Buckingham Palace in London. 

 

All Lazo Studio pieces are made to order and each is completely unique.

 

There is no guide price for these pieces as they were specially commissioned for an exhibition.

 

If you would like to commission a piece like this, then please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

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