18″ Zilli Tar – Frame Drum – Messy
Large 18″ Tar with hand hammered zills and goat skin head.
Hand crafted by Mat Stonehouse from Messmate (Eucalyptus Obliqua) and features Uzbek hand-woven banding.
Comes with protective carry bag.
18″ diameter x 9cm depth
Only 1 left in stock
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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