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  • noun architecture A type of oriel window enclosed with carved wooden latticework


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  • Designer Nicky Rieti's extraordinary, immense decor for "Salomé" might be a potentate's palace or a magnificent temple, with a soaring ceiling and light filtering in through huge mashrabiya panels of decorative latticework.

    Dark and Light Brilliance Judy Fayard 2011

  • One recent afternoon, the production team at the Kennedy Center awaited the arrival of the final delivery of mashrabiya, or intricate wooden screens handmade in Egypt.

    Where to Hear the 'Aretha of Sudan' 2009

  • It was a favourite with Churchill and Roosevelt and has recently had a $111 million refurbishment: think soaring lobbies, marble floors and carved mashrabiya wood screens.

    Evening Standard - Home Lucy Hunter Johnston 2012

  • Built in 1889 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style the interior partitions are made up of wooden screens that remind one of Harem mashrabiya.

    Netvouz - new bookmarks 2009

  • The restaurant is open to all, not just guests, and will be a welcome addition to fine dining in the medina. plasterwork, carved and painted doors, and mashrabiya (wooden trellis work)



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  • "Labyrinth that lightens the oppressiveness squeezing the house's heart, that bruised organ; in the back, a trellis guides a tree, split Y-shaped to climb skyward on either side of a mashrabiya, stark monument."

    Talismano by Abdelwahab Meddeb, translated by Jane Kuntz, p 196 of the Dalkey Archive Press paperback

    October 1, 2011