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Two-stringed musical instrument called a dotar or dutar (lit. "two-strings"). Made of wood and animal skin, the strings missing. Formed of a rod painted red at the top with lathe-turned finial, attached to a separate pear-shaped wood box, the join concealed beneath the animal skin cover which is sewn together at the back of the stem with a leather thong. The back of the box painted with red and yellow stripes and with two bands of red palmette leaves on each side. At the front, the rod shows through the hole at the base of the sounding box and is carved to a fork (to hold the strings?) and is painted red. The skin is pierced with six holes.

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