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Turkish Darbukas / Hand Drums

 

Darbuka is the most important rhythm instrument of the eastern music. From B.C. to today it was used by the civilizations in Anatolia, Mesopotomia and Middle Asia, passed through the phases and took its last shape as Arabic (Egyptian) and Turkish darbuka today.

 

The body was originally made using baked earth but it turned to be aluminium and copper. After all these changes, today each darbuka is made by the hand work of the masters of years. Various designs with the methods which are only used in Turkey are embroidered on the copper and aluminium darbukas and it supplies the rhythm that is the heart of music and accompanies the oriental dances.