Pankha | Fan


Category: Vastu
Location: Chakeri, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewat - Brij
Materials: Grass (Straw), Textile
Textile craft technique: Embroidery, Weaving
Grass craft technique: Weaving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Textile is an integral material in the making of pankha. In this case, the pankha was made using straw which was covered with embroidery done using wool, beads, and mirrors. Such fans are made by women when there are weddings in the family.

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