Indian shutters

Indian shutters

In many American colonial houses, sliding panels placed along the inner walls whose purpose may have been to increase protection against Indian arrows.
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But it was a heartbreak for the lesser known Indian shutters, including the latest Premier Badminton League (PBL) sensation Rituparna Das, who was knocked out of the qualification stages.
Known as "Indian shutters" in the 19th century, they were intended, at least according to popular lore, to protect from flying arrows.
Each of the ground floor bedrooms has a timbered ceiling, one with a stone window surround and the other with exposed stone detailing, an 18th century stained glass window and a walk-in, illuminated wardrobe with doors made from antique Indian shutters.
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