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Antique Wood & Skin Drum Indian India Late 1890 Dhola Mridangam - $35 (fallbrook)

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condition: excellent
A percussion instrument probably from India as per the information I found from the Metropolitan Museum of Art online. I know nothing other than is old and if you believe it is something else that's fine. There is one broken strap, otherwise the skin is fine. Beautiful wood, well carved decoration and quite heavy at just under 8 pounds and about 12" tall.

The mridangam is a percussion instrument originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble. In Dhrupad, a modified version, the pakhawaj, is the primary percussion instrument. A related instrument is the Kendang, played in Maritime Southeast Asia. Its a complex instrument to tune and involves a lot of mathematics to construct korvais.
Metropolitan Museum of art
Title: Dhola
Date: 19th century
Geography: East India?, India
Culture: Indian
Medium: Wood, skin
Dimensions: L. 33 cm (13 in.); D. 19.1 cm (7½ in.)
Classification: Membranophone-double-headed / barrel drum
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

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