India | Himachal Pradesh


Udkka is a percussion instrument used in folk music. It is a two-sided small drum. The tone of this instrument can be varied by pressing or releasing the strings, which are tied between the two sides. This drum is held in the armpit while playing it.

The body of the Udkka is crafted from the wood of Jackfruit tree. The height ranges from 42 to 45 cm. The embellishment is held to the bare minimum by simply applying some plain color. The structure of this instrument however displays a superior work of artistry.

Updated on 18th July, 2005


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