Bowed > Chordophone.
Rajasthan India > South Asia.
Usually in C, C#.
the Ravanahatta is a bowed instrument used by
religious Bhopa singers to accompany the epic tails of Pabuji, a 14'th
century hero. It is commonly found in Rajasthan. This instrument has a
small body, long neck and a melody string usually of horse hair. It is
accompanied by several sympathetic strings. The bow has a number of small
bells attached to provide rhythmic accompaniment.