Name: Jhyali.
Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Cymbals >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.142
Area: Central.
Country: Nepal.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The Jhyali [in Nepali: झ्याली ; Jhyāli] are a pair of cymbals 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. The jhyali are approximately 1.5 mm thick and typically 23 cm in diameter with a central boss rising 3.5 cm. Jhyali are about 20 cm in diameter and have a central boss about 6 cm tall and 10 cm in diameter.

Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Oxfordmusiconline.com / Jhyali article by Gert-Mathias Wegner and Simmone Bailey ;

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