lattice window

Synonym:  barred window

A lattice window is composed of vertical and horizontal strips with spaces between them. Bamboo was often used in traditional Japanese architecture, which features many varieties of the style including oyako-gōshi, senbon-gōshi and takayama-kōshi. The purpose of a lattice window is to safeguard against crime and to obscure the view to the inside. The wooden lattice windows in the western part of the Islamic world are called mashrabiya.

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