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The Dholak is a North Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese double-headed hand-drum Madal. The name Dholki may also refer to a slightly different instrument that uses highpitch tabla style syahi masala on its treble skin. This instrument is also known as Naal or Dholki (Hindi/Urdu: pipe or tube). It is basically also a dholak that is often a bit narrower in diameter. It’s treble skin is stitched with thread on an iron ring, similar to East Asian Janggu or Shime-daiko drums. This puts the skin into high tension before it is strung. The (Naal) skins are then fitted with a tabla style high pitch syahi.
This article sent by Shumaila Nasreen from Lahore. This is her own Dholki and when ever she goes on weddings of her relatives she brings it with her.