Dugi Tabla  -  a percussion instrument which consists of a pair of single headed drums - Dugi/Bayan or the larger drum and Tabla/Dayan or the smaller drum. It is an extremely popular Indian percussion instrument used in Hindustani Classical Music along with popular and devotional music, as well musical mehfils. As an instrument of Indian heritage, Dugi Tabla has great importance in accompanying vocals and other types of instruments.

There are many theories regarding the invention of the Tabla. The first assumption was that it was discovered by a drummer named Amir Khusru in the first half of the 18th century. The second assumption is connected with the Indian mythology which told that Lord Ganesh once while playing the parental Indian instrument pakhavaj, accidentally dropped it and that’s how the partition gave us Tabla. 

Tabla also has a great deal of importance in the accompaniment of dance. There are various Indian traditional dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, and many other south Indian dances. In all these dance forms, especially in North Indian dance Kathak, the tabla is popularly used for accompaniment. In vocals too, the tabla is used in showing the tala to the singer. 

This miniature musical instrument narrates the fascinating story of India’s musical heritage. A perfect gift for musician!

Features:
  • Made from assorted woods such as Ghora-neem (Melia azedarach), Gamar (Gmelina arborea), Akashmoni (Acacia auriculiformis), teak wood and other local wood.
  • It elegantly mounted on a solid wood base.
  • It's a unique piece of craft.
  • It's an ideal product to be gifted to any music lover.
  • Suitable for Home Decor, Music School Decor, Office Decor and Gifting purposes.
  • Care Instruction: Wipe it Clean With Soft & Dry Cloth
Note: This miniature replica has high resemblance with the original Instrument and looks great but has no sound and is not playable.

History:

India has a rich musical history with its very own musical instruments. Some instruments are used primarily in North Indian music (Hindustani Sangeet), some are used in the south Indian music (Carnatic Sangeet), while others are found in folk music. The music of ancient India has its roots from the many indigenous instruments that gained wide use at the time such as the seven-holed flute and various stringed instruments.  

A few artisans of Midnapore, West Bengal make these miniature music instruments  with all detailing and fine work to ensure the end product is an exact replica. This miniature instrument is handcrafted from solid well-seasoned wood with excellent craftsmanship of woodcarving.

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