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Chutki is a percussion instrument originating from Punjab. It has been in use since time immemorial. It is similar to the Spanish castanets in its structure. This instrument consists of 2 pieces of wood, metal or stone. One piece is held between the thumb and index finger, while the other is held between the index and middle finger. The pieces are struck together to produce a clicking sound.

The Chutki is occasionally ornamented with a silken cord attached with tassels.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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