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Peshawari Pakkhe




Peshawari Pakkhe is a popular hand fan of Punjab. It is marked by its curled shape. A local variety of straw called ‘ sarkanda’ is used in the making. This straw is shaved and interwoven with bast, reeds, rushes and cornhusks.

A smaller version of this fan, called Kundaladar Pakkhe, is more fine and delicate. The name ‘kundaladar’ denotes its curled ends.



Updated on 7th June, 2005

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