tritantri veena (Indian three-stringed long-necked lute)

~ String instrument

Description

Originally played in court, it consists of a 1m long piece of wood with a small intricately carved soundbox. It has 16 frets and 3 metal strings. Legend has it, the Persian Ameer Khusrau made some alterations and created the Persian sehtara (setar).

Annotation

According to legend, the Persian Poet Ameer Khusrau made some alterations to the tritanti veena and created the Persian sehtara (setar).
That then influenced the name of the Indian sitar.

Tritantri veena and Persian setar are both lutes with long necks, small sound boxes and three strings - the sitar is a short-necked large bodied lute

Annotation last modified on 2019-01-16 00:06 .

Relationships

from: India
derivations: setar (Persian three-stringed long-necked lute)
part of: veena (Family of ancient Indian chordophones)
Wikidata: Q48733111 [info]