Khunda/Bamboo Staves of Punjab

In Batala town the Khunda/ Bamboo staves are crafted for use by the local Punjabi farming community, the nomadic cattle herding Gujjars, and the Nihang warriors, also used as an essential part of the Bhangra dance these iron tipped staves serve the purpose of a walking aid and weapon.

The Staves made from whole bamboo poles are cut to size so that the natural form of the bamboo is maintained. The end of the stave is sharply pointed and shaped to be fitted and clad with an iron sheet that makes it an effective weapon. The pole is tinted a reddish brown color and ornamented with poker work, brass strips and brass nails, kokas.

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