Jack Wood Thavil Pakhawaj Drum/ South Indian Hand Percussion Dholak Folk & Carnatic Musical Instrument. Length - 20 Inch Approx (51 Cm Approx).
Width - 16 Inch Approx (41 Cm Approx). Height - 16 Inch Approx (41 Cm Approx).Weight - 14 Kg Approx. This thavil is made of high quality jack wood. Made of good quality hand beaten acoustic materials suitable for beginner to professional level players. Thavil is mainly used in presenting Carnatic music. It is the most important instrument used in Indian classical music. This pakhawaj drum guarantees a brilliant tone quality and produces soothing music. The selection of finest jack wood material ensures it sound at it's best. This South Indian dholak is widely used in temples, marriages and other ceremonial functions in many parts of the world. It is used in temple, folk and Carnatic music. Thavil is a traditional musical instrument of the ancient city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
It is an integral part of the Carnatic music in Thanjavur. The thavil or tavil is a barrel (drum) shaped heavy hand percussion instrument from Tamil Nadu. It is used in temple, folk and Carnatic music, often accompanying the nadaswaram. The thavil and the nadaswaram are essential components of traditional festivals and ceremonies in South India. Thavil is the main musical instrument that provides rhythm to Carnatic music performances.
It is made of Jack Wood. It is played from both the sides. The thavil consists of a cylindrical shell hollowed out of a solid block of jack fruit wood. The two sides of the shell using hemp hoops attached to the shell.
The right face of the instrument has a larger diameter than the left side, and the right drum head is stretched very tightly, while the left drum head is kept loose to allow pitch bending. The larger face is higher in pitch than the smaller face. The instrument is either played while sitting, or hung by a cloth strap (called nadai) from the shoulder of the player. The right head is played with the right hand, wrist and fingers. The player usually wears thumb caps on all the fingers of the right hand, made of hardened glue from maida flour.
The left head is played with a short, thick stick made from the wood of the portia tree. It is not uncommon for left-handed players to use the opposite hands, and some nadaswaram groups feature both a right- and a left-handed thavil player.
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