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Khartal: Unusual Musical Instrument, 2-Piece Set, Play with One Hand, Fair Trade

£19.99 Incl. VAT


  • Unusual musical instrument
  • 2-piece instrument played with one hand
  • Great sound effects
  • Fair trade, ethically sourced

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Traditionally used in devotional and folk songs, the khartal is an ancient musical instrument

Made of two pieces of solid sheesham wood with a thin metal plate running along one edge of each piece, both peices also have metal jingles as you would see on a tambourine

To play this fascinating instrument you hold both pieces in one hand, placing the thumb through the circular “male” hole and the fingers through the wider “female” hole so that the metal plates are together

khartal, shown being held

They can then be simply shaken, or you can tap the two pieces together to create interesting and fun rhythms

This item is not suitable for children under the age of 3

Measurements: Each side measures approx. 20 x 2 x 6cm 

Materials: Wood and metal

Care: Store in a cool dry place

Origin: India

Credentials: Hand made, fair trade, ethically sourced

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Near & Fair is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers

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See our full range of ethically sourced musical instruments. All ethically sourced, of course! 

You are welcome to visit our fair trade shop in Hull to view our full range of gifts, clothing and groceries

We are based in Trinity Market Arcade, Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 2JH. (We are nearest the Market Place/Lowgate entrance which is opposite Liberty Lane. The nearest carpark is King William House multi-storey)

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