Kurdish tanbour for sale
tanbour from Kermanshah, Gahvareh and Kerend
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Santoori tells about Tanbour
Tanbour with different transcription and transliteration forms like tambour, tanbur, tambur, tamboor or tanboor, refers to various long-necked, fretted lutes originating mainly in Iranian Kurdistan. Tanbour is one of the important instruments of ancient Iran and the ceremonial and religious instrument of Ahl-e-haq community. In the past two kinds of tanbour were common: Khorasani tanbour and Baghdadi tanbour.
Tanbour is one of the few Iranian musical instruments, which is sacred. In the zikr gatherings of Ahl-e-haq tanbour is the only instrument, which can be brought to these meetings. This instrument at present is used most often in the Kermanshah province, in the Kurdish regions of Goran, Sahne, Kerend, and Gahvare, and in the northern part of Lorestan. Generally wherever you can find a Yarsani community, a tanbour can be found there as well.