Instruments Total: 2074


  • Type Violin (rubbed-string)
  • Origin India
  • Materials Leather, Metal, Wood
  • Measures 73×22 cm
  • Dating 1940-1960

It is the main bow instrument of India. An instrument of robust construction whose resonator box is carved, in a peculiar shape, from a single piece of wood. The harmony tabla is of skin and the wide neck ends in a square peg box. The three or four strings of gut are played with a bow. Several metal strings, which sound in sympathy, are placed beneath the main strings.
It serves especially to accompany song and has a beautiful sound. An excellent player, sliding his nail over the strings, easily obtains expressive glissandos, which are especially valued in the accompaniment of the voice.

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