Type: Hourglass Drum > Membranophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 211.3
Country: Kerala, India.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Idakka is a variable tension hourglass shaped double-sided drum that is found in Kerala, South Western India. Having a slightly waisted profile in the middle of the instrument.
Citations: New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments by Stanley Sadie, Pg 278. K.S. Kothari: Indian Folk Musical Instruments [New Delhi , 1968] ras, x1viii 1977, Pg 164.