Pakkhi | Fan


Category: Vastu
Location: Kot Shamir, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Glass (Mirror), Metal, Plastic, Textile, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Plastic craft technique: Beadwork
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A traditional pakkhi would have a turned wood and lacquered handle. The handle itself would be made by a suthar and the fan surface would be made by the owners themselves. A pakkhi is generally made by the women of the house during their free time in the afternoons.

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