Gopichand Single String Indian Musical Instrument

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Place of Origin:
Rajasthan, India
Brand Name:
Rich Art
Model Number:
Gopichand Ektara
100 Piece/Pieces per Month
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Lead Time :
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Product Description



Gopichand Single String Indian Musical Instrument



Gopichand or Ektar is a one-string instrument most often used in folk music and is plucked with one finger. Gopichand also known as gopiyantra, is a very popular folk instrument of Bengal. It is an instrument that is much used by the wandering minstrels known as the Baul.

There are several variations on the basis of the construction methods of instrument. The length may vary from one foot to three feet, however 2-3 feet is the standard size. It consists of a length of bamboo that is split through most of the length. The two ends are pried apart and attached to a resonator. This resonator may be a coconut, gourd, metal container or a hollowed out cylindrical section of wood. The open end of the resonator is covered with taught skin and a string penetrates the centre. This string is attached to a reinforced section in the centre. This string then passes through the hollow of the resonator and attaches to a tuning peg located in the bamboo.

The sound of the gopichand is most distinctive. There is a peculiar bending of the pitch as the two legs of the bamboo are squeezed together by the left hand while the right hand plucks the string. This is a rhythmic instrument rather than a melodic instrument and it is used to accompany instruments such as kartal, dotar etc.





  Height- 18.5 inches x Dia.:- 3.5 inches, Net Wt

The size is approximate. Because this is a handmade product, size can fluctuate up to 2 to 3 CM.


160 Gram

The weight is approximate. Because this is a handmade product, weight can fluctuate up to 100 Gram

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 Made ByHandmade by Artisan of Jaipur

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  Rich Art  And Craft  is manufacturers and exporters  of Indian handicrafts. Our products are designed and crafted by the finest artisans, with incomparable skills. We bring you a vast range of exclusive traditional Handicrafts. Our handicrafts reflect India’s rich cultural heritage and are honed through generations of family skill.