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Traditionally used in devotional and folk songs, the khartal is an ancient musical instrument

Made of two pieces of solid sheesham wood with a thin metal plate running along one edge of each piece, both pieces also have metal jingles as you would see on a tambourine

To play this fascinating instrument you hold both pieces in one hand, placing the thumb through the circular “male” hole and the fingers through the wider “female” hole so that the metal plates are together

khartal, shown being held

They can then be simply shaken, or you can tap the two pieces together to create interesting and fun rhythms

This item is not suitable for children under the age of 3

Measurements: Each side measures approx. 20 x 2 x 6cm 

Materials: Wood and metal

Care: Store in a cool dry place

Origin: India

Credentials: Hand made, fair trade, ethically sourced

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