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date: 16 November 2019

Tunumukhu [tamva]locked

  • Gert-Matthias Wegner
  •  and Simonne Bailey

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[tamva]

Kettledrum of the Newar musician caste in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It accompanies the mvālī shawm and jhyāli cymbals on ritual occasions such as visits to temples. The clay body is 13 cm deep with a goatskin head 21 cm in diameter secured by ‘V’ lacing. The drum is tied to the waist of the player by thongs and the two drumsticks hang from the thongs in a cloth bag when not in use. The body of the drum may be decoratively painted....

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