|Description from Amazon USA|
The tabla is a popular indian percussion instrument used in the classical, popular and religious music of the indian subcontinent and in hindustani classical music. The term tabla is derived from a sanskrit word which means "drum".
Tabla is a pair of drums. It consists of of a small right hand drum called dayan and a larger metal one called bayan. The dayan (right hand drum) is made of wood. The diameter at the membrane may run from just under five inches to over six inches. The bayan (left hand drum) generally made copper or brass with a nickel or chrome plate is the most common material. Low quality bayan may be available in aluminum or iron or steel. Both feature goatskin drumheads and camel leather straps to adjust the pitch. The large black spot on tabla surfaces are a mixture of gum, soot, and iron filings. Their function is to create the bell-like timbre that is characteristic of the instrument. Tabla is made with alluring visual harmony enticing percussionists to experience the rhythms of tradition.
Our innovative artisans have brought this rare and traditional tabla-design back to life. The copper bayan is hand made hammered design single piece (with out any joint) and lacquer polished for its sparkly copper look . It contains about 5 kg. Of copper, making it the unique best sounding tabla-drum around . Not only does the hammered design provides better looking but also bayan and dayan has a banarasi puddi on top (for better quality of sound effects). This tabla set is only for professional tabla player.
1 dayan (treble - wooden drum)
1 bayan (bass - larger heavy copper drum)
2 cushions (1 each for dayan and bayan)
1 cover for each drum tops
1 tuning hammer
1 carry gig bag.
Tutorial book english (pdf format) on request only
(save paper save tree).
Note: colors of the cushions & covers in actual product may be different from the displayed images.
Case: 58 cm.