A traditional pakkhi would have a turned wood and lacquered handle. The handle itself would be made by a suthar and the fan surface would be made by the owners themselves. A pakkhi is generally made by the women of the house during their free time in the afternoons.


  • Title: Pakkhi (Fan)
  • Location: Kot Shamir, Bathinda, 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: Glass (Mirror), Metal, Plastic, Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Plastic Technique: Beadwork
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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