Type: Membranophones > Drums > Frame.
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: