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Ravanhatta

The ravahatta is a two-string stick fiddle from Northwest India used by religious singers called bhopa to accompany the epic tales of Pabuji, a fourteenth century hero. It is has a wooden body and a small coconut resonator covered in skin. There is one melody string made from horsehair, a single metal drone string and a number of sympathetic strings. The bow has a number of small bells attached to provide rhythmic accompaniment.

Country: India
Region: Asia
Type: Bowed String
Ravanhatta - s two string stick fiddle from India
Ravanhatta
©  R. Raine-Reusch, May 2002