Ghumat - Clay Drum with Skin Head

The Ghumat from Goa is a kettle drum made of unglazed clay with skin covering on one side. Its body is bulged slightly wider in the middle and is similar in shape and size to a very large pumpkin. It has a wide opening at the top and small opening at the bottom. The wide top opening is covered with a thin skin.

EU: 59 €
incl. VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 12,90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 49.57 €
plus 12,90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The Ghumat can be played sitting or standing. Both hands can be used for striking the skin or one hand can be used for manipulating the sound by partly or fully closing the small opening at the bottom.The pitch of the skin can be lowered by moistening the skin and can be increased by heating the clay pot.

Ghumat played standing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc5oHOdxfN4
Ghumat played seated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEXtCKpKttA

Size

Body diameter: 29 cm
Lower opening: 9 cm
Top opening with skin: 17 cm
Height: 33 cm