Kamaicha is a bowed musical instrument, mainly used in Rajasthan. It is also one among the oldest bowed instruments in world literature.

Kamaicha is made of a single piece of wood. It incorporates a spherical bowl extended into neck and fingerboard and a resonator covered with leather. The upper portion is covered with wood. Mainly there are four strings. There are some other subsidiary strings passing over a thin bridge. It is played with a bow, producing a haunting melody.

Kamaicha is an integral part of Rajasthani folk music. It is mainly played by Manganiars.

Updated on 22nd November, 2014


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