Professional Quality Handmade Dholak
Dholak (also called
Dholki) is a very popular folk drum of northern
India. It is barrel shaped with a simple membrane on
the right hand side. The left hand is also a single
membrane with a special application on the inner
surface. This application is a mixture of tar, clay
and sand (dholak masala) which lowers the pitch and
provides a well defined tone. There are two ways of
tightening the dholak.
Sometimes they are
laced with rope, in which case, a series of metal
rings are pulled to tighten the instrument.
Sometimes metal turnbuckles are employed. It is said
that this instrument used to occupy a position of
considerable prestige. Today it is mostly relegated
to filmi and folk music.
One 18 Bolt Dholak.
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