Khamak

Name: Khamak.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Tension.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Area:  Bengal & Bangladesh.
Country: India & Bengladesh.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The [In Sanskrit: Ānandalaharī; Literal Translation “Waves of Joy”] being the literal name of the instrument is a plucked tension chordophone. The names Khamak, or Gugubi are the onomatopoeic names for the instrument.

Construction: The body is a wooden cylinder open at both ends and some what barrel shaped or tapering inwards towards the top. The lower opening is completely covered by a membrane usually of animal skin with the centre cut away. Both membranes are laced to plaited leather hoops and braced but chord V-lacings, each having a metal tuning ring.

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