India | Rajasthan


Kamaycha is a popular bow and string instrument, used by the folk artists belonging to the Manganiyar community of Rajasthan. This instrument is known for its deep booming sound.

The Kamaycha contains a large sized circular resonator, the source of the booming sound. There are 3 strings, made of gut, used for producing the melody. Two strings made of brass gives the drone. Additionally, there are 15 sympathetic strings made of steel.

The Kamaycha is held vertically while playing.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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