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This tambura has a round, bowl-shaped resonator made of wood. Inlaid on its belly in ivory is a seven-pointed star radiating from a circle that surrounds the image of a god that could be a depiction of Rama. To each side is a peacock and a small tree. At the top of the pegblock, above the frontal peg, is an image of the goddess Shiva.

#Tambura demonstration by Benjamin Stewart, 2013.

Tambura, Gourd, wood, bone, ivory, steel, Indian

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