Md. Ekram Hossein
Kunda naw is a small boat made from a single log. Most of the families in a village have a kunda naw to get around during monsoon season when the fields are flooded.
The carpenter will choose a straight, thick, and strong tree trunk to make it with. They curve and shape the trunk until it resembles a canoe. A kunda naw looks like a canoe but is a bit flatter and can carry 8-10 people.
A long wooden oar is used to move it. Bigger vessels usually keep a kunda naw onboard for emergency situations and farmers also use them to ferry material and crops between their villages and the market. Flood rescue operations are also carried out using these since they are small and versatile.