Pakkha | Fan
Location: Jandiala Guru, Amritsar, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal (Iron), Textile, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A pakkha is a fan made to be either handheld or hung from the ceiling. This ceiling fan had a wooden frame between which a piece of fabric, decorated with frills, was stretched out. The rope tied to the frame was attached to a pulley system. When the rope was pulled back and forth, it moved the pakkha and enabled the circulation of air.