Daphri

Name: Daphri.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Frame.
Hornbostel-Sachs#: 211.311
Country: Gujarat, India.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The daphri or dimadī is a small wooden frame drum of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Western India. The daphri is used to accompany folk song and dance. The khanjari of Nepal is a similar instrument. The daphri maybe held by one hand played any part of the other hand. It may also be simply shaken.

Construction: Analogous to the larger daph it has metal discs suspended on pins in slits on the frame, which are about 15 cm in diameter. A membrane of lizard skin is stretched on one side.

Citations: Bibliography: Jonathan Katz, Stanley Sadie ~ New Grove Dictionary Of Music, Book A to F Vol. 3 Page 546 ; Websites:

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