111.12 Concussion plaques or plaque clappers

Pair of percussion plaques (used like the cymbals local name 'khuti tal'), made of iron. With one held in each hand, they are struck together in a beat-keeping function. they support loko geet (Assamese devotional music) performances.

These home-made clappers were used as substitutes for the small brass cymbals khuti tal (Horniman Museum number: 2004.561), and the maker gave them this name. The handles are held by the thumb, index and middle fingers of both hands.

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