164 dholki

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India(north, central, north-western, central-western)
body: wood; L. 53.5cm
membrane: goat skin, Dm. 13.0cm and 20.0cm resp.

Also called dholak. Horizontally suspended from the shoulders. Played while standing or sitting. The body is a double-headed barrel shape with a rounded middle, and is cut from a single piece of wood. The large drumhead is tied onto the body with a ring of interlaced leather cords. The small drumhead is sewn onto a round wooden frame which has a diameter larger than that of the body. Both membranes are tuned by means of tension cords. Used for accompaniment of song, folk dance, folk theater and modern public theatre.

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