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date: 22 November 2019

Ḍaphrī [dimaḍī]locked

  • Jonathan Katz



Small wooden frame drum of Gujarat and Maharashtra, western India. Like the larger ḍaph it has jingling metal discs suspended on pins in slits in the frame, which is about 15 cm in diameter. A head of lizard skin is stretched on one side. The ḍaphrī may be held with one hand and played with any part of the other, or it may simply be shaken; it is used in accompanying folk song and dance. The ...

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