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Dholaka

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
North, India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Wood, skin, brass, cord
Dimensions:
H. 38.1 cm (15 in.); Diam. (22.9 cm (9 in.)
Classification:
Membranophone-double-headed / cylindrical drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.165
Not on view
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.
[ India Warerooms, New York ] ; Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Rev. J. M. Cranklin
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 58.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 58.

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