Furniture craftsmen of India will use hand forged wrought iron to creat a 'Jali' lattice effect. These Jali inlays will be incorporated into the more traditional Sheesham furniture designs. To see an example of ranges of sheesham hardwood furniture featuring the hand forged 'jali' iron work click here Jali Furniture
The original definition of jali (or jaali) is the term for a perforated stone or latticed screen, usually with an ornamental pattern constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry.
Early work was performed by carving into stone, while the later more elegant use by the Mughals employed the technique of inlay, using marble and semi-precious stones.
The decoration can also be seen Islamic architecture as well as in Indian architecture.