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body: terra cotta; Dp.25.0cm
membrane: goat skin, Dm.23.0cm

A drum which produces a low pitch. Played with the left hand(baya means "left side"), it is usually played together with the higher pitched tabla. By varying the pressure with which the palm pushes on the head, intonation can be freely controlled. Widely used in classical and folk musics.

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