Handheld pankha are more common than the ceiling hung ones. The handle of this pankha was made from silver and the fabric was silk with gota patti embroidery on it. The owner (from a royal lineage) received it as part of her bridal gifts.
Title: Pankha (Fan)
Location: Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Type: Vastu (Object)
Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust