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Rudra-vina (although seems to be arranged for only one string instead of the more usual seven) made from two gourds to which a hollow cane neck is attached. This cane is bent up at one end and plated with ivory. The string passes over the ivory plating to a notched peg (acting as a bridge) towards the other end of the hollow cane. There is a single peg made of turned wood a little behind and to one side of the notched peg (bridge). The string passes over seven pyramidal frets with cowrie shells attached between them and also to some of the sides. The gourds are painted red, apart from the necks, as is the hollow cane. The pyramidal frets and the section of the cane they are on are coloured white. The string is attached at both ends but broken in the middle.

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