setar (Persian three-stringed long-necked lute)

~ String instrument

Description

Derived from the Indian tritantri veena by the Persian poet Amir Khusro sometime in 13th century, it had 3 (now 4) strings and a long neck. It later gave name to the Indian sitar.

Relationships

from: Iran
invented by: Amir Khusro
child of: dutar
derived from: tritantri veena (Indian three-stringed long-necked lute)
Wikidata: Q1544746 [info]