Glossary

Carũrī
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TermCarũrī
Alternative Termschowrie, chowry, chowries, fly-whisk, fly-whisks, fly whisk
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Usually written as 'chowrie' in English, the Hindi carũrī is a fly-whisk or fan. It is probably descended from the Sanskrit term cāmara, which means a 'yak-tail fan'. Like the cāmara, the chowrie is used to fan royalty or priests and thus signifies high status in Indian art.

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