The large sized wooden sculptures take 2-3 months in the making. It requires a big wooden log as material and hacksaw, chisel, file, knife and hammer as tools.
Combs are made using the same tools. Once the appropriate wooden piece is picked, it is cut by a hacksaw to bring it to the required shape. Adze is then used to make it smooth. Measurements of teeth of the comb are measured by bamboo stick and then marked with a pencil. Hacksaw is then used to make teeth in a wooden piece, which is made smooth by a chisel. The craftsman draws the motif on the top part of the comb and cut the remaining unused part. Motif is then carved and ornamented with knife and other tools. Bigger combs are used by males and smaller ones by females of the tribe.
Tobacco pouches are carved out of a smaller wooden piece. First, it is brought into a rough shape by various tools. The inner part is made hollow using thin chisel. File and chisel are then used to give it smooth exteriors. Intricate carvings on the pouches are given by knife and small chisel. In some pouches, the top lid is attached later using adhesive, which makes the opening extremely narrow.
Bastar flute is famous for its unique sound when swung in the air. It is made out of bamboo stick. First it is cleared from inside and made hollow with the hot rod. Exteriors are made smooth using various tools.
Then the patterns are made on it with the hot knife. This process burns the surface and makes the etching permanent. Three washers with a little distance in between are fixed on the top inside part of the flute. Wax is used as an adhesive here.