Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Vessel > Plosive >
Region: South Asia.
Description: The dilo [in Sindhi: دلو dilo] is a terracotta percussion vessel played in Sind, Pakistan. Such vessels are played by being them both the neck and the side, they are common village instruments. They accompany the yaktaro [drone lute] and pava [double flute] among other instruments.
Construction: The pot its self is made specifically of a prepared thin clay; its upper half is flattish, with a shoulder and narrow cylindrical neck. Pots with a spherical body are termed “gaghar”.
Citations: Bibliography: Bibliography N.A. Baloch : Musical Instruments of the Lower Indus Valley of Sind [Hyderabad, 1966] Websites: Oxfordmusiconline.com / Dilo Article by Alastair Dick / ;