Traditional India Panka-Wallah costume. Indian servant.

Traditional India punkhawallah costume. India servant costume. पङ्खा वाला,

A Panka-Wallah

Dress of a Panka-Wallah (पङ्खा वाला), Indian servant.

A punkah, from Hindi Pankha ‘fan’ in Sanskrit पकशक pakśaka, refers to a large piece of cloth or other material hanging from the ceiling and cools the room, in which the Panka-Wallah it moves back and forth.