It is closely associated with Saint Meera Bai. Folk Music Instruments from India. (Note : Bag Color are assorted as per Availability).
Ektara is a simple folk double string instrument. It is very much associated with the saint Mira Bai.
It is used to provide both a drone as well as simple rhytmic accompaniment to folk songs. It may be the oldest stringed instrument in the Indian subcontinent. The ektar is described in ancient Sanskrit texts as the ekatantri vina, literally the "one stringed lute". In Punjab the ektar is known as the tumbi.
Ektars such as this are common in the south. In the north, their construction is a little more complicated. A membrane is stretched over the gourd and the bridge is placed over the taut membrane.This includes such instruments as the tuntun, katho, anand lahari, and gopichand. BEING HANDMADE SMALL VARIATION IN COLOR SHADE SIZE SHAPE OR DIMENSION IS NATURAL. MINOR IMPERFECTION ARE POSSIBLE IN THE ACTUAL PRODUCT DUE TO HANDMADE PROCESS. BEAUTY OF HANDMADE LIES IN ITS IMPERFECTION, ANYTHING PERFECT IS MACHINE MADE. Your satisfaction is our priority. We want you to be 100% satisfied with our products and our service. All items must be in their original condition as received, not worn or altered. We can be reached through the"Ask a question" link on the listing.
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