by David Courtney working tools

kanjira lizard skin tambourine of South India

The kanjira is a small tambourine.  It is made by stretching lizard skin over a wooden frame.  The frame is about seven inches in diameter with one metal jingle mounted in it.  The kanjira is very popular in South Indian classical performances.  It is related to the daf of folk music.


Instruments Used with Kanjira


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