321.321-6 Necked bowl lutes

Woman's sitar. Body pear-shaped, round backed, of light brown wood. Sound-table slightly curved, its plane continuing up fingerboard. Upper bridge of bone, grooved for played strings; beneath is a lower grooved bridge for sympathetic strings. Bone end-pin. Neck has eleven side entrant pegs for sympathertic strings. Pegs are of dark brown wood and of violin type. Sympathetic strings emerge from fingerboard through bone eyelets arranged in a diagonal line. Frets are of metal alloy, bar-like and curved. The frets are fixed to the sides of the fingerboard in order to bridge the sympathetic strings. Two side entrant pegs for played strings are at the top of the fingerboard. Above is the peg-box which is rectangular, with two front entrant and three side entrant pegs. The pegs for the played strings are of dark brown wood and have round knobs at the end which are grooved for gripping. The back of the body is decorated with a pattern of bone on a dark brown border. Bone inlay around sound-table, fingerboard and peg-box. Images of two birds in bone, one either side of the bridge, are on the sound-table. Star-shaped ornamentations are on sound-table and fingerboard.

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