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date: 14 November 2019


  • Mireille Helffer
  • , revised by Gert-Matthias Wegner
  •  and Simonne Bailey


Kettledrum of Nepal. The bowl, of various shapes, is made of brass, copper, iron, pottery, or wood, typically with a diameter of 14 to 23 cm and depth of 17 to 23 cm. The skin head is lapped to a hoop that is held to the body with V lacing. It is suspended at waist level from a neck strap and played with two sticks. The drum is not tuned to a definite pitch. It is used by the ...

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