banjira Pakhawaj, Bolt Tuned
The banjira Pakhawaj is the most well-known northern Indian double skin drum used especially for accompanying in the old northern Indian Dhrupad style. It is similar to the Mridangam of southern India.
This drum is a 24″ long, two-headed wooden shell drum with bolt tension. Held horizontally, the two opposing heads are bass and tenor. Wrench is included. The small head is approximately 6″. The large head is 10 1/4″.