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Dhodro Banam Santal (?), Eastern India

Fig. 10: Huka Banam Munda, Munda or Santal, Eastern India:
H. 71.5 cm.
Private collection, Germany
The construction of this instrument is the reverse of the Dhodro Banam. The neck points downward here as opposed to upward with the dhodro banam. A projection at the base of the head (which bears three eyes) is used to fix the string at its lower end. The upper end is tied to the penis-like neck of the instrument. Despite its similar appearance, this instrument does not belong to the Sarinda type.