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Vegan Instruments

Animal products are used in many Indian instruments: Skins in drums and some stringed instruments, leather for sealing in harmoniums and shruti boxes, horn and bone parts for bridges, saddles, tailpieces and fine tuners in many stringed instruments. The traditional materials shellac (for high-gloss surface sealing, obtained from the secretion of the lacquer scale insect) and water-soluble hide glue (for most gluing, cooked from hides or bones) are also of animal origin.

All Indian instruments on this page are 100% free from animal products and thus meet strict vegan requirements: traditional percussion made of wood, clay or metal, flutes made of bamboo, wind instruments made of wood and reeds - and innovative new instruments like the bamboo tanpura or the drums with synthetic skins by Karunya.

 

VEGAN STRING INSTRUMENTS

Bamboo Tanpura - robust and compact new development made of bamboo trunk with wooden top, made in Germany
 719 €

 

VEGAN WIND INSTRUMENTS

The warm, supple tone of the bamboo transverse flute Bansuri charms European ears as much as Indian ones.

Bansuri Standard - simple quality for beginners
49 - 69 €

Bansuri Premium - professional quality for the highest demands made of exquisite bamboo
89 - 269 €

Reed instruments have a distinctive sharp, powerful tone.

Shehnai (Shahnai, Shenai) - small double reed instrument from North India
129 €

Nageswaram (Nadaswaram, Nadhaswaram, Nathaswaram) - large, powerful double-reed instrument from South India
329 €

 

VEGAN DRUMS

The vegan drums from Karunya have heads and bodies made entirely of synthetic materials and are particularly robust, durable, stable in tuning and easy to handle.

S.R.I. Khol / Mridanga Karunya - North Indian barrel drum for Kirtans
349 € (incl. bag & accessories)

S.R.I. Tabla Karunya - North Indian tabla and baya in a set, suitable for c- to d-tuning
395 € (incl. bag & accessories)

S.R.I. Mridangam Karunya - classical South Indian cbarrel drum
449 € (incl. bag & accessories)

 

VEGAN PERCUSSION

Manjiras / Kartals - traditional cymbals made of bell metal in different sizes
19 - 49 €

Dome Manjiras / Kartals - tuned cymbals made of bell metal in different sizes and tunings
17 € (S) | 23 € (L)

Rajasthani Kartals - wooden sound plates with sound like castanets
19,50 € (pair)

Ghatam – classical South Indian clay pot
189 € (incl. bag & ring)

Ghungroos / Footbells Kathak Professional - 2 x 100 bells on cord
79 €

Ghungroos / Footbell Kathak Student - 2 x 50 bells on cord
29 € (S) | 34 € (M) | 39 € (L)

 

VEGAN ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS

Taalmala Digi-108 - eTabla with 108 rhythms
189 €

Milan - eTabla with 15 rhythms and eTanpura
199 €

Saarang Magic Plus - pocket eTanpura to go
169 €

Saarang Ranjani +5 - 5-string all-round eTanpura
179 €

Saarang Sparshini - eTanpura with woody cabinet
229 €

Sunadamala Plus - eLahara with 200 melodies in 20 rhythms
169 €