INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: ivory jawari?

 

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pb
ivory jawari? May 17, 2004 03:50 p.m.


Hi,
I had a look at my instructors sitar the other day. It is a Kartar & sons, and about 18 yrs old. The sitar sounds very sweet (a touch on the quiet side), but what I was surprised about is the jawari, which is cold to the touch and shiny. The sitar doesn't strike me as a very high end model. The neck is fairly thin, the tarab pegs are fairly thin, but the decor is very nicely done.

Was ivory a popular material for jawari a few decades ago? Or is this some type of stone?

thanks,
Pb

Remco
Re:ivory jawari? May 17, 2004 04:16 p.m.


Ashok Pathak showed me his Kanai Lal Surbahar and told me that the bridge and all the decoration was done in Ivory. His Surbahar is (I think) over a hundred years old. It belonged to his grandfather. So, more instruments had ivory jawari ...guess there were a lot more elephants around in those days.

Peace,

Remco

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