This unique and limited artwork depicts an Akali Nihang in the 1800s in his full bana and arms.
The Nihangs are an armed Sikh warrior order. They are also referred to as Akali (lit. “the immortals”). Nihang are believed to have originated either from Baba Fateh Singh Ji and the attire he wore or from the “Akal Sena” (lit. Army of the Immortal) started by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Early Sikh military history was dominated by the Nihang, known for their victories where they were heavily outnumbered. Traditionally known for their bravery and ruthlessness in the battlefield, the Nihang once formed the Sikh Empire – the Sikh Khalsa Army.