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The handheld drums are used in religious practices by the religious priests. The main frame is made from wood, skull bone or precious metal and the skin from sheep or snake. The drum is studded with precious metals and has a silk hanging as a decorative handle. The drum is played by placing between the thumb and index finger and with twisting movements of the wrist. There are two types: the smaller one used by senior priest and the large one used for chod rituals.

  • ཌ་རུ། (Dzongkha, Tibetan script, Original)(2015)
    • > Drum (English, Latin script, Translation)(2015)
    • > Da ru (Dzongkha, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)(2015)
    • > da ru (Dzongkha, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)(2015)

Subject ID: S7508