This history of pankha, a type of handheld fan, is traced back to the ancient times for use in temples to fan deities, by attendants to fan kings and by women. There is a mention of fans in the Mahabharata and also in the Bible. In its original sense in South Asia, pankha (or punkah) is typically made from single frond of palmyra palm or a woven square of bamboo strips, rattan or other plant fibre, that can be rotated or fanned.
Pankhas are a product of artistic skill and ingenuity, reflecting the aesthetic sensibility of its maker. These are as beautiful in form, design & detail as these are functional. Infact, they are a miniature compendium of art and love.