Newār window (Nepali: नेवार झ्याल) refers to the elaborately carved wooden window which is the distinguishing feature of traditional Nepalese architecture.The ornate windows have been described as a symbol of Newar culture and artistry. The level of design and carving of the Newar window reached its peak in the mid-18th century.
Traditional Newar houses are usually of four stories and built of brick. Different types of windows are used on each floor according to their function.]
Newar windows and bare-brick facade in the traditional style are making a comeback as an architectural trend due to the tourism industry and growing heritage awareness.
Tikijhya(तिकिझ्या:) is a lattice window and the most common window in traditional architecture. This window has been made completely by interlocking carved pieces of wood at different angles. A tremendous amount of skill has been devoted to making and carving each and every intricate detail of this window to make it this fine and wonderful. The window allows light and air to enter the room but does not permit a passerby to see inside due to security reason of the membders of the residences. In olden times daughters and daughter in laws used to be abducted and are banned from peeping through the windows.