Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Metallophones > Cymbals >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.142
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Jhyali [in Nepali: झ्याली ; Jhyāli] are a pair of gongs from Nepal. Jhyali are, used in both folk and classical music in Nepal.
Playing Techniques: the Jhyali is played by rubbing the plates with the right hand rising and the left hand descending at the time when they clash.
Construction: These percussion instruments are made by a Nepali alloy pancha dhatu that is called [in Nepali: पञ्चा धतू ; Pañcā dhatū], which means five metals. The alloy consists of brass, copper, silver, zinc and gold, and are usually made by blacksmiths.
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