PRODUCT DESCRIPTION8-Inch CARNATIC KANJEERA DRUM, TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION.ORIGINAL THANJAVUR PIECE.The kanjira is a relatively difficult Indian drum to play, especially in South Indian Carnatic music, for reasons including the complexity of the percussion patterns used in Indian music. It is normally played with the palm and fingers of the right hand, while the left hand supports the drum. The fingertips of the left hand can be used to bend the pitch by applying pressure near the outer rim. It is not tuned to any particular pitch, unlike the mridangam or the ghatam.Normally, without, it has a very high pitched sound. To get a good bass sound, the performer reduces the tension of the drumhead by sprinkling water on the inside of the instrument This process may have to be repeated during a concert to maintain a good sound. However, if the instrument is too moist, it will have a dead tone, requiring 5–10 minutes to dry. Tone is also affected by external temperature and moisture conditions. Performers typically carry a couple of kanjiras so that they can keep at least one in perfectly tuned condition at any given time.FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING7-31 days worldwide airmail delivery with online tracking.In case you would like insured delivery, please just drop us a note for an insurance quote (usually 4-10% of product value).For the possibility of extra-fast 2-3 delivery, please send us a query for a DHL Express shipping quote.Customs duty may sometimes (but not always) apply for select countries in Europe and for large packages for Canada.SAFE & SECURE PAYMENTSPay safely with Paypal.EASY UNCOMPLICATED RETURNSBenefit from our no-questions-asked easy return policy.If you do not like it for any reason, or if it is not delivered in the condition you expect due to transit issues, you can simply return it to the India address on the package and you will be refunded in full less a 20 percent restocking charge.Buyer is responsible for return shipping cost by any trackable delivery service.