Name: Daphri.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Frame >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 211.311
Diameter: cm.
Depth: cm.
Country: India.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The daphri [in Gujarati; ડાફરી ] is a small wooden frame drum of Gujarat and Maharashtra, in Western India.

Playing: Technique: The daphri may be held with one hand and played with any part of the other, or it may simply be shaken; it is used in accompanying folk song and dance.

Construction: The daphri as such is built around a frame, and a membrane of lizard skin is attached to one side. The daphri has small jingling metal discs suspended through pins inserted into into slits in the frame.

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