vichitra veena (Large North Indian fretless sliding stick zither)

~ String instrument

Description

Played like a slide guitar, it has two large gourd resonators with a teak body that often ends in carved peacock heads. Fretless, it has 4 main, 5 chikari and 13 resonance strings, slide is a glass orb named batta.

Relationships

from:India
type of:bin-sitar (Hybrid fretted stick-zither)
zither
part of:bīn (Family of ancient Indian stick zither chordophones)
Wikidata:Q863302 [info]