BLEMISHED: Deluxe two-headed wooden dholak drum with a tenor and bass head. Drum is held horizontally and played on both sides. Heads are held in place and tuned by rope and rings.
In India, these extremely popular percussion instruments are commonly used in folk music and during marriage ceremonies. Made in New Delhi by skilled craftsmen.
Please Note: These drums are handmade and each one is unique so the drums and drum heads will vary in size.
Item Dimensions: 18" L x 10.5" H x 10.5" W
Playing Surface: Tenor: 6.5" and Bass: 8.25"
Body: Stained wooden shell with linear etching.
Heads: Drum heads are made from goatskin. The dholak's higher-pitched tenor head is a simple membrane while the bass head, usually played with the left hand, has a load inside that is a mixture of tar, clay and sand (dholak masala) which lowers the pitch and provides a well-defined tone. Both heads are tucked in a wooden hoop.
Tuning: Rope with rings