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Rabab is a stringed instrument made of wood, parchment, and steel. This traditional instrument is found in Jammu and Kashmir. Majorly used in ‘Chakkari’, ‘Sufiyana Qalam’, and other folk forms of Kashmir.

RABAB in Jammu and Kashmir

Material: Wood, parchment, steel

A partially fretted plucked instrument. Made out of a single block of wood. Skin covered resonator, having side depressions; a long narrow fingerboard with an arched peg box. Six main playing strings & gut and eleven sympathetic steel strings plucked with the help of plectrum held in right hand. Used in ‘Chakkari’, ‘Sufiyana Qalam’ and other folk forms of Kashmir.