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Drums and Percussion from Nepal and Tibet


Carousel-Music.com, Ltd. presents the percussion of Nepal and Tibet. Although we find a similarity to Indian instruments, the characteristic instruments of the Himalayan region come under the influence of Tibetan Buddhist practice.

Mahdal is a two-headed cylindrical log drum from Nepal. It is a traditional folk instrument made by the women and used mainly for dancing. The dancers who play these drums while they dance are called Mahdalay (men) and Maruni (women). Tuning rings
small [n1] $90


SMALL MAHDAL DRUM


large [n2] $100.


LARGE MAHDAL DRUM


 
 
          
 
Ocean Drum from Nepal is a slim, 2-sided frame drum with pellets inside which simulate the roar of the sea. Beautifully hand-painted -- designs may differ.
Large ocean drum 17" side to side, 19" corner to corner [ocean] $120.


LARGE OCEAN DRUM


Medium 11.5" side to side, 12.5" corner to corner [oceans] $80.


MEDIUM OCEAN DRUM


   

   

 
 
Ceremonial Damaru with carry case. It is played by rotating the fingers which hold the drum so that the beads on the strings hit both heads. The case is all  hand-sewn and embroidered.
Large 6" diameter [ldam] $125


LARGE CEREMONIAL DAMARU


Medium 5" long and 4" wide [sdam] $60.


MEDIUM CEREMONIAL DAMARU


 
 

Shaman Drum (dhyangro) from Nepal; overall length approx. 25 inches. Traditional 3-sided carved handle. No two alike. [shaman] $280.


SHAMAN DRUM


   

Carved Damaru from Nepal is approx. 3.75" in diameter. This damaru is hand-carved wood and has a small bell. [damaruc] $22.


CARVED DAMARU


 
 
 
Folk Damaru from Nepal are wooden hand drums. Their leather lacings have knotted straps which  beat the two heads alternately when the hand is twisted back and forth.. Pitch changes by squeezing the lacing. The damaru is played by the Hindu god Shiva when he dances the world into creation.
Small [sfd] $22.


SMALL FOLK DAMARU


Large [lfd] $40.


LARGE FOLK DAMARU


 
 

Large Ceremonial Damaru, used by Buddhist monks. Fabric strap and knots. [lcd] $120.


LARGE CEREMONIAL DAMARU


 
 
Ghurka Drum, carried by Ghurka mountain guides. Chains have metal talismans. Antique drum - one of a kind.

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Tingsha and Singing Bowls from Nepal can be found on our Singing Bowls, Bells and Gongs page.

 

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