zaza percussion - Special Dayan Tabla Head 5.50"

$55.00

Tabla Head Dayan, 5.50", Special The drum head of the dayan is made with goatskin and loaded at the center. The central loading patch, the sihai, is made of a...
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Tabla Head Dayan, 5.50", Special

The drum head of the dayan is made with goatskin and loaded at the center. The central loading patch, the sihai, is made of a paste of soot, iron filings, and flour, and applied layer by layer to the goatskin membrane. The sihai is cracked with a heavy stone after the paste dries to reduce the rigidity of the material. The thin flap at the outer edge of the drumhead, the kinar, serves to dampen the higher harmonics. Different sounds, indicated by the mnemonic syllables tin, tun, ta, ti, and tete, are produced when the drum is struck at different parts.


The special heads are made in Mumbai. The Mumbai head traditions make heads from skins that are thicker than the typical heads. This makes them a little harder to tune, but the durability is much better.

We carry Dayan heads in 4 sizes: 5'', 5.25'', 5.5'', 5.75''