- Alastair Dick
Medieval drum of India. It was only about 10 cm long and 8 cm in diameter and was made of bell metal, cow horn, or ivory. Two thin animal skins covered with a paste of beeswax were stretched on metal hoops and braced with cotton lacings, with a central cross-lacing. The drum was held between forefinger and thumb, and the ring finger was curled under the cross-lacing....