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  • Dholaka, late 19th century
    India
    Wood, skin, brass, cord; H. 15 in. (38.1 cm), Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
    The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.165)

    The dholaka (or dholak) is a barrel-shaped drum with two heads. It is played with the hand and a stick. This nineteenth-century example is rope-tensioned with brass rings that allow the player to adjust the tension on the heads.

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  • Dholaka, late 19th century
    India
    Wood, skin, brass, cord; H. 15 in. (38.1 cm), Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
    The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.165)


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