Modern Interpretation of Traditional Screens. Perforated “lace like” stone balustrades decorating balconies, stairways and roofs were widespread in Arab houses built in the 1920s 1930s, mainly in the affluent neighborhoods: Talbieh, Katamon, Baq’a and Abu Tor in South West Jerusalem and Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood in East Jerusalem. These balustrades were designed as a modern version of the earlier, traditional screens. The balustrades, made of natural stone or prefabricated cast concrete, were designed in different patterns, and are also prevalent in Christian buildings, but rare in Jewish buildings.