Santal One-Stringed Lute, Dhodro Banam
Late 19th century
Wood, animal skin, metal
H: 21 in x W: 7.5 in :: 53.3 cm x 19 cm
A standing female figure resonating with sculptural power and elegance. The single stringed dhodro banam comes from the Santal, tribal inhabitants of NE India. Music, singing, and dance are an important part of their social life and linked with the fertility of the harvest season.
Inventory # 104474
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