The riq is used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music. It is important in both folk and classical music and riq players are capable of great subtlety and virtuosity.
The 12 inch diameter frame on this Riq is covered inside and out with inlay and it has 10 pairs of small cymbals which are about 5 cm in diameter in 2 rows around the frame. The goatskin is glued on and tightened over the frame and is about 30 cm wide.
Disclaimer: The inlay is applied by hand, and occasionally will be irregular or missing in spots. This is not considered a defect in this item.
Actual instrument weight is approximately 1.2 lbs.