Pakkhi | Fan


Category: Vastu
Location: Baihrampur, Gurdaspur, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Bending
Textile craft technique: Embroidery
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This pakkhi was part of a set of five, which had been gifted to the eldest lady of the house during her wedding. The surface of the fan was decorated using the phulkari type of embroidery. All five pakkhi were made using similar techniques. A decorated rope was attached to the top of the handle to hang the pakkhi from a killi when not in use.

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