Mid-East Fixed-Head Wooden Riqqs (Arabic Tambourine)
The riq is used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music. It is important in both folk and classical music and riq players are capable of great subtlety and virtuosity. The frame on this riq is covered inside and out with inlay and it has 10 pairs of small cymbals in 2 rows around the frame. The fixed goat skin is glued on and tightened over the frame. Made in India.
DISCLAIMER: The inlay is applied by hand, and occasionally will be irregular or missing in spots. This is not considered a defect in this item.