For sale – Handmade embroidered Bengali fan: Nakshi pakha

Embroidered Nakshi pakha, or fine traditional Bengali fan with gold gauze frill was displayed at Shoreditch’s Rich Mix Centre in 2012, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Bangladesh Independence in London.

fan.

Cotton, beads, woven ribbon, gauze, wood. Approx. 36cm diameter, 6cm frill, 51.5cm handle.

It was handmade by women at the Cultural Art Project at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, 2012. 

Fan.

Rear face of fan.

Cotton, beads, woven ribbon, gauze, wood.
Approx. 36cm diameter, 6cm frill, 51.5cm handle.
Condition: very good, used. Some light pencil drawing visible and one light mark.

This is being sold by silent auction. Other smaller items will be sold outright. Please drop by between 6-8pm weekdays to have a look, register for the auction and make your best bid! All money will go towards the FNA’s community programmes.

Available to view from 6.00pm to 8.00pm weekdays from Wednesday 3 June to Friday 12 June 2015, at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4RX. All photographs by Sogand Bahram.

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