Daphla

Name: Daphla.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Frames.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 211.311
Area: Southern Bihar.
Country: India.
Region: South Asia.

Description: A circular frame drum found in Southern Bihar, India. It is covered with goatskin, and in the early decades of the 20th century was played by tribal groups such as the Uraon and Munda as part of the percussion ensembles accompanying communal songs and dances. The drum was made by non-tribal leather-working communities such as the Gorait.

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