Book, Copy of One of the Bhudder Windows at Ahmedabad, plate IV from Indian Domestic Architecture, 1885
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Molly Seiler as part of Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.
De Forest said he published this book of photographs to promote and save traditional Indian architectural wood and stone craft. The publication also would have promoted his Indian-style decorative interiors. The pattern of this jali, carved by de Forest’s Ahmedabad studio, echoes the built-in cabinet decoration across the room and the stenciled wall decoration.
It is credited
Collection of Joe and Molly Seiler.
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Its dimensions are
55.9 × 34.6 × 22.9 cm (22 in. × 13 5/8 in. × 9 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.