Bijna | Fan


Category: Vastu
Location: Pahlwan, Jind, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Grass, Textile, Wood
Grass craft technique: Weaving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A bijna literally means a fan. A hand fan is a common vernacular object in the rural areas of Haryana, where the supply of electricity is not continuous. The surface of this bijna was made by weaving date leaves and a stick of a date tree was used as the handle. The surface was covered with a cloth to prevent the bijna from getting dirty or worn out.

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