I was reading the recent issue of House Beautiful and this girl's room caught my eye. The wall covering, designed to replicate piercework screens from India is amazing! You could lie on this bed and imagine you were in the Taj Mahl. (The wallcovering is Bombay by Brunswig and Fils.
Piercework screening made by craftsmen in India as well as Islamic cultures is called jalis. This elegant jali in the Taj Mahal (built in the 1600's by the Mughals) was made using the technique of inlay with semi-precious stones.
An earlier Indian pierced lattice screen, from the 16th century in the Metropolitan Museum, is carved from red sandstone.
Photo credits: House Beautiful Dec/Jan 2012, india-tourist-places.com, metmuseum.org