Kurdish Tanbour for sale
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 cult
and religious instrument of Ahl-e-haq community. In the past two
kinds of tanbour were usual; Khorasani tanbour and Baghdadi
Tanbour, among usual Iranian musical instruments, is one of the
rare instruments, which is sacred. In the zikr cycle of
Ahl-e-haq tanbour is the only instrument, which can be
approached to the cycle. The concentration of using of this
instrument is at present in Kermanshah province, in Goran,
Sahne, Gahvare region and at the north part of Lorestan.
Generally where you can find a Yarsani community, tanbour can be
Most of tanbours related to Goran are from solid bowl body and
the ones related to Sahne are mostly from striped bowl body. The
oldest tanbour of striped bowl, which is known to, is made by
the late Ostad Khodaverdi from 120-130years ago. His instruments
are made from 7 strips.
The holes of the top: There are some holes on the top of
tanbour. The number and position of these holes can vary from a
maker to the other.
Frets: Tanbours of Goran region have usually 13 frets and
from Sahne region mainly 14 frets.
Santoori.com offers diverse professional and semi professional
quality tanbour from different regions of Iranian Kurdistan.
They all are original and come from Kermanshah, Gahvare, Sahne
Gahvare is a tanbour making town, where many people over there
are great tanbour makers and players, where making of this
instrument has his roots and tradition. Many tanbour makers
patterned the famous tanbour maker the late Ostad Assadollah
Gahvare for solid body tanbours and the late Ostad Khodaverdi
for striped body tanbours.
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