The lacquered handle is fully exposed in this pakkhi, unlike the previous example. Two clamps made from metal hold the embroidered cloth surface to the handle. A mustard-coloured cloth frill, known as jhalar, is added on the borders for aesthetic purposes.


  • Title: Pakkhi (Fan)
  • Location: Baragaon, Karnal, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton, Metal (Steel), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Nardak
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending
  • Cotton Technique: Weaving

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