Sharing details, official sources noted that the ‘Pankhi’ is intricately carved with traditional tools and features a hand-carved peacock figure at the top, the national bird of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, who is on an official visit to India, with a ‘Krishna Pankhi’, a sandalwood artifact made in Rajasthan with intricate work whose windows depict various poses of Lord Krishna, the embodiment of love, compassion and tenderness.

Sharing details, official sources noted that the ‘Pankhi’ is intricately carved with traditional tools and features a hand-carved peacock figure at the top, the national bird of India.

It has a small ‘ghungaroo’ (small traditional bells) on the edges that move with the wind and has four hidden windows with more intricate carvings on the inside.

The intricate carving on the sandalwood is done with precision by master craftsmen in Churu in Rajasthan, who carve the already impressive sandalwood artifact into a beautiful and elegant masterpiece of art.

This artifact is made of pure sandalwood, which mainly grows in the forests of southern parts of India. It features hand carving and traditional ‘jali’ designs.

Sandalwood is known for its signature scent that has been highly prized for centuries and will remain so for decades to come. In India, the sandalwood is also used as a worship material and for its medicinal properties.


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