Name: Kamaicha or Kamayacha.

Type: Bowed > Chordophone.

Region: Rajasthan > India > South Asia.

Description: The Kamaicha is bowed chordophone that is played amongst the related Langha and Manganiar communities in Rajasthan. The repertoire consists of folk, epic and devotional melodies performed by these musicians who pass the repertoire from generation to generation through aural transmission. This instrument is constructed mango wood, both the body and the neck are usually carved of the same piece. Goat skin is stretched over the body creating the sound chamber. This instrument has three playing strings and 14 sympathetic strings that resonate during performance.