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14″ Zillitar – Frame Drum – Qarshi

AU $595.00

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Medium sized pro-level 14″ traditional Zillitar with natural goat skin head.
Versatile instrument with great top end.
Hand crafted by Mat Stonehouse from steam bent Blackwood and features Uzbek hand-woven banding.
Hand hammered Persian Zills.
Comes with protective carry bag.

14″ diameter x 8cm depth
Weight .6kg

Only 1 left in stock

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The tar (Arabic: طار) is an ancient, single-headed frame drum. It is commonly played in the Middle East and North Africa. The tar’s drumhead is struck with one hand. The drumhead was usually made from animal skin like goats, while the actual frame was made of wood. Used to accompany folkloric music and dancing. The “tar” is held mainly with one hand, although the playing hand also supports the drum to a certain extent while playing.

It has an open tone, and is often either played for accompaniment to other instruments or in tar ensembles.

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