Tag Archives: Fontainhas

This entry inaugurates a mini project that will be added to the Panjim Promenade file. In this series, I shall assemble images of the doors, windows, and walls of the old houses in Panjim. I like to think of them as windows to the city’s soul. Needless to add, none of the post-1961 rubbish makes […]

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Window screens fashioned out of nacre are a characteristic of the traditional upper class Goan house. It is unclear where or when exactly the idea originated. Some say it came from coastal Gujarat, others point to Cape Comorin. Given the mercantile links Goa enjoyed with the rest of the west coast from the earliest times, […]

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