dutar; lute

Dutār, long-necked lute. The mulberry wood body of hemi-pirform outline, with a central ridge at the back. The table edged with black and white chevron inlay and pierced with numerous soundholes. Bone fillets impressed with black circumpuncts conceal the join between the body and the (apricot?) wood neck. The head pegged for three wire strings. The neck inlaid with a repeat pattern in white resembling a four-petalled flower, with a central circumpunct. Sixteen tied nylon frets. Plain wooden bridge. A small stringholder with three ridges projects from the base of the body.

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