Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Cymbals >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.142
Region: South Asia.
Description: The jhyamta [in Nepali: झ्याम्टा romanization: Jhyāmṭā] are a pair of cymbals that are played by the Kirat community. The jhyamta are usually accompanied by the dhol in performance. The jhyamta are usually played in the cultural festivals of Sakela, Chyabrung, Udhauli, and other social functions.
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