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Antique Sarinda, Wooden musical instrument from Central Asia

Antique Sarinda, Wooden musical instrument from Central Asia

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Pre 1900: Item # 1357262

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Obvious hand carved, this antique Sarinda is missing the tuning pegs, and the animal skin covering...wonderful patina...This is rare collectors ethnographic piece, and looks great hanging on a wall.

24 x 9 x 7 inches...hand carved from one solid piece of wood.

The "Sarinda" musical instrument was used for centuries in various countries in Central Asia, primarily in Rajasthan (Northern India), Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Baluchistan. There are several variations of this folk instrument, In general, the amount of surface decoration varied from plain to inlaid with MOP. The number of strings varied from 3 to 20... The shape is always consistent and distinct, and can be easily recognized.