Banjira Deluxe Delhi Style Cord and Ring Dholak
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Our Deluxe Dholak is a barrel shaped two headed drum with a wooden shell and goatskin heads. The heads are held in place and tuned utilizing a cord and ring system. When playing, the drum is held horizontally, allowing both heads to be played simultaneously.
In India, these extremely popular percussion instruments are commonly used in folk music and during marriage ceremonies. Made in New Delhi by skilled craftsmen.
Diameter: 10.5” (Middle of Drum)
Body: Stained wooden shell with linear etching.
Heads: Drum heads are made from goatskin. The dholak's higher-pitched tenor head is a simple membrane, while the bass head, usually played with the left hand, has a load inside that is a mixture of tar, clay and sand (dholak masala) which lowers the pitch and provides a well-defined tone. Both heads are tucked in a wooden hoop.
Playing Surface: Tenor: 6.5” and Bass: 8.25”
Tuning: Rope and ring system
Actual instrument weight is approximately 8.45 lbs.
Please Note: These drums are handmade and each one is unique. Consequently, the drums and drum heads will vary in size.
Made in India.