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date: 13 December 2019

Ḍhā̃plā [ḍhapla, ḍapela]locked

  • Carol M. Babiracki


[ḍhapla, ḍapela]

Wooden, tambourine-like frame drum of southern Bihar, India. It is covered with goatskin, and in the early decades of the 20th century was played by tribal groups such as the Uraon and Muṇḍā as part of the percussion ensembles accompanying communal songs and dances. The drum was made by non-tribal leather-working communities such as the Goṛāit. The ...

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