Type: Idiophones > Metallophones > Cymbals.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.141
Country: Assam, India.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The bartal are a pair of large heavy metal cymbals [36 cm in diameter] of Assam India. Each cymbal has a large boss [knob] and when clashed. Their deep resonant tone can be heard for over 15 seconds. The barrel is used in Bargit [devotional singing and dancing] and also as an accompaniment
Citations: Bibliography: Stanley Sadie ~ New Grove Dictionary Of Music, Vol. 1, Book A to F page 163 ;