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Amroha Dholak

The most critical element in Amroha dholak is natural wood, which is used as the raw material. They manufacture the instrument by carving hollow blocks of various sizes and shapes out of the wood of mango and sheesham trees. The blocks are then covered in animal skin, usually goatskin.

The product

This small town of Amroha is actually the hub of manufacturing dholaks and tablas. A mix of bass and treble with repetitive high and low pitches is possible with the Amroha dholak because the dholak's larger surface is made of buffalo leather for low pitches and its smaller surface is made of goat skin for sharp notes.

GI tag

Amroha Dholak was awarded with the GI tag in 2023.

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