• Description
  • This instrument is a double-headed barrel drum laced with rope holding wooden tuning pegs. The larger head is missing, but if it were there, both heads would be held in place with woven hoops of leather that are laced through the head. The wood body is stained a mahogany brown and is decorated with carved grooves latitudinally around the body. The smaller top head has a circle of permanent tuning paste on it (diameter 8 cm). This drum has an e... more
    This instrument is a double-headed barrel drum laced with rope holding wooden tuning pegs. The larger head is missing, but if it were there, both heads would be held in place with woven hoops of leather that are laced through the head. The wood body is stained a mahogany brown and is decorated with carved grooves latitudinally around the body. The smaller top head has a circle of permanent tuning paste on it (diameter 8 cm). This drum has an emblem on the body that reads: "Banarsi Das Nigam, Dariba Kalan Delhi.". less
  • Format
  • Height = 61 cm Circumference = 96 cm (over lacing) Top head diameter = 16 cm (to outside of hoop) Bottom head diameter = 20.5 cm (to outside of hoop)
  • Rights
  • This Musical Instrument database is intended for educationaland instructional use