Reja

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A reja in front of Capilla de Santa Librada.

A reja ("grille") is a decorative screen of iron.[1]

Rejas can be found in cathedrals located in Spain and Portugal.[1][2] Inside the cathedrals, rejas were often placed in front of side chapels, the choir, or even in rood screens in front of the altar.[1] Rejas are commonly 25 to 30 ft (7.5 to 9 meters) high.[2] Crafters who made rejas were known as rejeros, or reja-makers.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Milliken, William M. "Decorative Ironwork." World Book Encyclopedia. 10th ed. 1972. 365-66.
  2. ^ a b "reja." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 02 Apr. 2009 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/496745/reja>.
  3. ^ Byne, Arthur, and Mildred Stapley. Spanish Ironwork. 1915.