Pakkhi are generally stored inside the sandook or peti, all of which would have been gifted as part of the daaj. This set of pakkhi were made by weaving threads between the frame to form patterns, over which intricate beadwork was done. The edges were decorated with fabric frills.


  • Title: Pakkhi (Fan)
  • Location: Tarobri, Fazilka, 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), Glass, Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Glass Craft Technique: Beadwork
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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