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date: 22 November 2019


  • Geneviève Dournon


Pair of small cymbals of Madhya Pradesh (Bastar district), central India. The Gondi name is chatkuli (chatkula, ckat-kulia). The cymbals comprise a pair of iron discs, 7 to 9 cm in diameter, linked by a small chain. The young Muria girls of the ghotul (a socio-religious institution) use them as a rhythmic accompaniment to their sung dances. For generic discussion of South Asian cymbals, ...

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