What exactly is the point of miniature tablas? I see them on some sites that sell Indian instruments. Can they actually be played or are they just for decoration? The reason I ask is, several sites have full lines of miniature indian instruments. Sitars, Harmoniums, Sarods, all that stuff. That makes me wonder, are these things actually playable?
Hi all; I've actually been looking for a miniature sitar, nothing more than perhaps a foot and a half long, just as a decoration item for a rather bland corner of my sitting room. I've seen one advertised by Mid East Mfg before, but it looks too "toylike" to even bother. Any of you even seen one with enough detail on it to be halfway attractive?