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Banjira Tabla Set, Nylon Gig Bag, 5.25" Dayan Banjira Tabla Set, Nylon Gig Bag, 5.25" Dayan

Value package priced just right for the Tabla student, or someone looking for a nice Tabla at a great value. A solid wooden Dayan is paired with a heavy aluminum Bayan. Both are strap tuned. Includes cushions, covers, tuning hammer and economy soft case. Standard Sheesham (or similar hardwood) dayan is paired with an aluminum bayan. Both are strap tuned.Dayan head diameter 5.25 inches. Average Dayan height 10 inches. Bayan head diameter 9.25 inches. Average Bayan height 11 inches. Free Shipping.

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List Price $219.00
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Banjira Tabla Set, Nylon Gig Bag, 5.50" Dayan Banjira Tabla Set, Nylon Gig Bag, 5.50" Dayan

Value package priced just right for the Tabla student, or someone looking for a nice Tabla at a great value. A solid wooden Dayan is paired with a heavy aluminum Bayan. Both are strap tuned. Includes cushions, covers, tuning hammer and economy soft case. Standard Sheesham (or similar hardwood) dayan is paired with an aluminum bayan. Both are strap tuned.Dayan head diameter 5.50 inches. Average Dayan height 10 inches. Bayan head diameter 9.25 inches. Average Bayan height 11 inches. Free Shipping.

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List Price $219.00
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Banjira Tabla Set, Stainless Steel Bayan, 5.25-Inch Dayan Banjira Tabla Set, Stainless Steel Bayan, 5.25-Inch Dayan

This tabla set has a 5.25 inch solid wood dayan paired with a stainless steel bayan. Both drums have traditional strap tuned heads. The stainless steel bayan has an attractive finish that is not prone to tarnish. The greater weight of the stainless steel adds to greater stability of the bayan during vigorous play, and creates a fuller richer sound than a non-pro light-weight bayan. The stainless steel is a large step up from an aluminum bayan found in student sets. Standard soft case, cushions, covers, and tuning hammer included. Free Shipping.

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List Price $299.95
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Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Stainless Steel Bayan, 5.50-Inch Dayan Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Stainless Steel Bayan, 5.50-Inch Dayan

This Banjira pro tabla set has a 5.50 inch solid wood dayan paired with a stainless steel bayan. Both drums have traditional strap tuned heads. The stainless steel bayan has an attractive finish that is not prone to tarnish. The greater weight of the stainless steel adds to greater stability of the bayan during vigorous play, and creates a fuller richer sound than a non-pro light-weight bayan. Standard soft case, cushions, covers, and tuning hammer included. Free Shipping.

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List Price $299.95
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Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Nickel Plated Brass Bayan, 5.25-Inch Dayan Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Nickel Plated Brass Bayan, 5.25-Inch Dayan

This Banjira Indian Tabla set offers quality at a great price. A 5.25" wooden Tabla is paired with a nickeled brass bayan for extra weight and fuller sound. Includes economy nylon bag for traveling, cushions, covers, and tuning hammer. Free Shipping.

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List Price $339.00
Sale Price: $269.95
6 in stock
Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Nickel Plated Brass Bayan, 5.50-Inch Dayan Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Nickel Plated Brass Bayan, 5.50-Inch Dayan

This Banjira Indian Tabla set offers quality at a great price. A 5.50" wooden Tabla is paired with a nickeled brass bayan for extra weight and fuller sound. Includes economy nylon bag for traveling, cushions, covers, and tuning hammer. Free Shipping.

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List Price $339.00
Sale Price: $269.95
22 in stock
Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Nickel Plated Brass Bayan, 5.75-Inch Dayan Banjira Pro Tabla Set, Nickel Plated Brass Bayan, 5.75-Inch Dayan

This Banjira Indian Tabla set offers quality at a great price. A 5.75" wooden Tabla is paired with a nickeled brass bayan for extra weight and fuller sound. Includes economy nylon bag for traveling, cushions, covers, and tuning hammer. Free Shipping.

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List Price $339.00
Sale Price: $269.95
3 in stock
Banjira Copper Tabla Set, 5.25" Dayan Banjira Copper Tabla Set, 5.25" Dayan

A solid wooden Dayan is paired with a heavy Copper Bayan. Both are strap tuned. Includes cushions, covers, tuning hammer and economy soft case. Standard Sheesham (or similar hardwood) dayan is paired with an copper bayan. Both are strap tuned. Cushion colors and patterns may vary. Dayan head diameter 5.25 inches. Average Dayan height 10 inches. Bayan head diameter 9.25 inches. Average Bayan height 11 inches. Free Shipping.

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List Price $549.00
Sale Price: $389.95
7 in stock
Banjira Copper Tabla Set, 5.50" Dayan Banjira Copper Tabla Set, 5.50" Dayan

A solid wooden Dayan is paired with a heavy Copper Bayan. Both are strap tuned. Includes cushions, covers, tuning hammer and economy soft case. Standard Sheesham (or similar hardwood) dayan is paired with an copper bayan. Both are strap tuned. Cushion colors and patterns may vary. Dayan head diameter 5.50 inches. Average Dayan height 10 inches. Bayan head diameter 9.25 inches. Average Bayan height 11 inches. Free Shipping.

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List Price $549.00
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What is a Tabla?
The Indian tabla is really a two drum set. The cylindrical, wooden drum played with the right hand is called the dayan, dahina, or tabla. The metal drum is slightly bowl shaped, played with the left hand, and is called the bayan, duggi, or dagga. The specialized goat-skin head of a tabla is called a puddi. The puddi has a main skin sandwiched between two donut-shaped skins. The three layers are intricately braided together by the collar called the gajara. Near the center of the head, is a multi-layered black spot called the syahi. The syahi is usually made of rice, glue, graphite, and iron fillings. It must not become damp or the layers will loosen. Once a syahi has been damaged the drum must be re-headed. At the bottom of the drum is the kundal, a ring made of coiled rawhide or wire. A tasma, or rawhide lace, holds the puddi tight to the drum. The tasma (rawhide lace) is woven over the gajara on the puddi (collar on the head), down the side of the drum, over the kundal (the ring at the bottom of the drum), and back up over the gajara. The tasma is woven through 16 slits found between the gajara and puddi and must exert an equal amount of pressure around the puddi. Once the puddi is tightly fitted, the drum can be tuned by inserting one or more tuning blocks, called gatta, between the tasma and the drum shell. These gatta are wooden dowels that can be adjusted to increase or decrease the tension on the puddi, which increase or decrease the tone of the drum.