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Sarangi made from reddish wood (perhaps red cedar which is traditionally used to make sarangis) and face of body covered with parchment. Instrument has an arched bridge and originally had four strings (all are now broken). At the side of the neck are eleven pegs for sympathetic strings, which issue from the eyes on the face of the neck and pass through the bridge. A bird's head is carved at the top of the neck with the beak curving down to touch the front of the instrument. A wooden bow made from wood, horsehair and strips of cotton fabric is paired with this instrument.

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