BEADS

DRUM-SHAPED BANJARA

MATERIAL:
SILVER & COPPER

Northern mridangam, pakhavaj or dhol, double-sided drums, have been used extensively in southern and northern Indian music for centuries. These silver with copper drum-shaped beads, like the Mango-shaped Banjara beads were made by Banjaras (gypsies) in silver and copper. See description of Mango Shaped Banjara.

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