The khartal is an ancient instrument from India, traditionally used in devotional and folk songs. The blocks are shaped slightly differently shaped so that they can be used in one hand with the 'male' block held with the thumb while the 'female' is mainly balanced on the ring finger they can be shaken like a tambourine or jingle and clapped together at high speeds to make rapid complex rhythms. This solid sheesham wood instrument has a thin metal plate to create a louder clapping noise when the two blocks are hit together.
Approx: 20cm × 2cm × 6cm (Each
Sold as a pair
- Pair of Khartal (Kartel) Blocks
- Ancient Percussion Instrument used in devotional & folk music
- Used as a jingle & clapper
- Fair Trade