- Alastair Dick
Variable tension chordophone (‘plucked drum’) of Uttar Pradesh, India. The body is a gourd with holes excised at the top and bottom; the lower hole is covered with skin, and a gut string passes from the centre of the skin up to a handle. The instrument is held in the armpit, and the string, tensioned variably by the hand, is plucked by the finger or a plectrum. It is also called ...