Pakkhi | Fan


Category: Vastu
Location: Dangarh, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Grass (Date leaf)
Grass craft technique: Weaving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A small sized handheld fan is called a pakkhi. This simple pakkhi was made using a date leaf, the leaflets of which were woven intact on the spine. The leaflets were dyed using red and green colours to create a pattern on the fan. Such a technique of making the fan from a single leaf, made it lighter and easier to use.

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