Name: Dilo.
Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Vessel > Plosive >
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Area: Sind.
Country: Pakistan.
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 / ;

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