Pakkha | Fan


Category: Vastu
Location: Haraj, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Bending
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This large square shaped pakkha has a dedicated space in the centre of the handle to hold it while fanning. It had a turned wooden handle which was decorated using tassels. The surface of the fan was made using cotton ropes, woven between a metal frame fitted to the handle. This pakkha was used during weddings.

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