punkah


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a large fan consisting of a frame covered with canvas that is suspended from the ceiling

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Other show stoppers at the event included moon and throne seats from Desert River; new concept rollaway beds that fold into small cabinets from Romanian company Joboloct and the Solitaire Punkah swinging ceiling fan with a wingspan of two metres, featuring 240 peacock feathers and gold finishings, which was sold on the first morning by Oliver Kessler Design.
Other show stoppers included moon and throne seats from Desert River; new concept rollaway beds that fold in to small cabinets from Romanian company Joboloct and the Solitaire Punkah swinging ceiling fan with a wingspan of 2 m, featuring 240 peacock feathers and gold finishings, which was sold on the first morning by Oliver Kessler Design.
Other show stoppers at the event include moon and throne seats from Desert River; new concept rollaway beds that fold in to small cabinets from Romanian company Joboloct; a Solitaire Punkah swinging ceiling fan with a wingspan of two metres, featuring 240 peacock feathers and gold finishings, that was sold on the first morning by Oliver Kessler Design.
George Alfred DePenning, a Civil Engineer on 3rd March, 1856 for his invention "An Efficient Punkah Pulling Machine".
The Soviets (and later the Ukrainians) had basically left the fittings and decor unaltered from the ship's Cunard era: linoleum decking, mahogany and maple cabinetry, punkah louvre ventilation ducts, and Bakelite handles--a ship-lover's paradise.
They were employed as punkah wallahs, operating the fans suspended from ceilings, water carriers, floor sweepers, cooks, bakers, washerwomen and prostitutes.
To visit the Bengal Lounge, for example, is to step into a cocoon of well-worn leather chairs and sofas, dark oak paneling, tall ceilings with slow-moving punkah fans and a crackling fireplace.
in hordes, and occupy like an irresistible army every fraction of its surface; to see them hanging in festoons from the white canvas awnings, the mosquito nets, the table-linen and the punkah flaps [for ventilation], and from every object on which they can secure a footing, including the corpus vile of the white man, for whom Providence made the Universe, is to have lived indeed.
Popping round the corner to help an idiot journalist is one thing; flying out to Brittany with a cold beer in one hand and a punkah in the other is entirely another.
The lounge is reminiscent of the British Raj with its lofty ceilings, old-fashioned punkah fans, large comfortable armchairs and antique spice chests of mahogany and teak.