Vintage Traditional Brass Pichkari | Water Gun. Length 40 x Diameter 5.5 cm
This vintage Pichkari is elaborately handcrafted with alternating bands of brass and the top part of the barrel along with the nozzle is hand engraved. A small hole in the nozzle allows for the release of the coloured water with a force when pumped.
Handcrafted in soild brass , water guns such as these were once used during the famous Hindu Indian festival of Holi when revellers spray coloured water at one another and pichkaris were made from solid brass especially during the days of the Mughals.
Holi is a popular spring festival, also called the Festival of Colours that is celebrated around India and on the second day, known as Dhulandi, people throw or spray coloured powder and water on each other. People also invite one and other to their houses for feasts and celebrations late into the evening.
Originally, the colours used in the pichkaris came from the flowers of trees that blossomed during spring, such as the Indian Coral Tree and the Flame of the forest.
Size: Length Without opening the pumping rod : 40 cm x Diameter 5.5 cm
Weight: 900 Grams
NOTE: Though the pichkari is in excellent condition, the pumping action may not be perfect due to the vintage nature of the item but is a great conversation starter.