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>>1837 Khond warrior
Subject: tribal warrior
Culture: Khond
Setting: Chota Nagpur 19thc
Objectpharetri, tongi, bullova ax

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* Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery
"Group of axes (tongi)  Indian, Orissa, Khond, 19th century
The principal weapon of the Khond tribes was the two-handed axe.
It is distinguished by its wide variety of often multiple-pointed blades.
Tongi is the Hindi name for them; indigenously, they were called pharetri."