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Tumbi is a stringed instrument made of wood and parchment. Used in religious ceremonies, this instrument is found in Punjab. It is like a small instrument resembling an ‘Ektara’ and is used in devotional music.

TUMBI in Punjab

Material: Parchment, wood

A small instrument resembling an ‘Ektara’. A tiny resonator covered with parchment. About two feet long the wooden stick is pierced into the resonator. A single string is tied to the lower extended part of the stick at the base of the resonator and wound around the peg at the upper end of the stick. It is held with one hand and plucked by the same hand finger. Used in devotional music.