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Ḍerālocked

  • Jonathan Katz

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Type of friction drum, used in folk dance in Maharashtra, west India. It consists of an earthenware pitcher with a goatskin head; the pitcher contains water, and the head is pierced by two long palm leaves which pass into the inside. The instrument is held by one person sitting and played by a dancer, who moves the fingers and thumbs up and down the leaves, the sound being amplified by the resonating pitcher. The ...

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