Dura

First of all: this item has never been used. The dura or "schalalq" is a corporal punishment whip commonly used in Afghanistan. It is made of five layers of leather, forming a solid paddle about 7mm thick. The whip carries a stamp of its maker, "Sheerzad Leather Shop Kabul". According to a German TV report they still make these and sell them as a kind of "novelty item".


Origin: Afghanistan
Category: Paddles / Straps
Purpose: Punishment/flagellation
Added on: 2002-10-26