A pakkha would be operated by a person, mostly the servant in the house. The person would sit outside the space and operate the pakkha. Most ceiling hung pakkha recorded in Punjab were in private collections or museums and are no longer commonly used.


  • Title: Pakkha (Fan)
  • Location: Khajurla, Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton (Rope), Metal (Iron), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Doaba
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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