A magnificent form of pictorial art, Stained Glass played a major part in the decor of medieval European cathedrals. These tinted windows were not only extensively found in the churches but also they were seen ornamenting the houses royalties and public monuments.
The purpose was not only to beautify the place but to depict Biblical narratives and symbols with the use of vivid colours. The type of patterns, figures and narratives varied from place to place for example a town hall building represented figures of flaura, fauna and landscape.
Indian architecture also witnessed the extensive use of stained glass technique in ancient the times. India has always welcomed beautiful arts and crafts from across the world and glorified them with its own unique touch. Many Indian monuments were prettified with the use of stained glass technique and it’s traces can still be seen in many interpretations all over the country.
Known as ‘art glass’ today, this thousands of year art has proved itself relevant to every era. From prevalent luxury homes, commercial spaces to the places of worship, this eternal technique is still adorning global architecture.