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date: 15 November 2019


  • Alastair Dick


Kettledrum of the Santal people of eastern India. It is made from a hollowed palm-trunk or metal sheets riveted together. It is about 45 cm high, 55 cm in diameter at the head, and 13 cm at the base. The head is of buffalo hide and laced by leather thongs. The instrument is held by a neck strap and played with two thick, curved sticks to accompany dancing, the hunt, and ritual occasions; it is often used with the double-headed drum ...

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