Davul, Turkish, 40cm x 28cm (15.7 x 11 inches). The davul is a large double-headed drum. It is one of the very oldest instruments and despite some changes in form and construction technique, the percussion instrument that has come down to the present day is actually one of the least altered traditional Turkish musical instruments. It is one of the fundamental elements of traditional Turkish music, and has been used for a variety of purposes. The drum shell is made of hard wood, perhaps walnut or chestnut, though many woods may be in use depending on the region where the drum is made. The two skins that have been stretched over the hoop and can be tightened as wished to produce the desired tone by means of the attachments on the side. After being hung round the neck by a stout cord, the davul is played by hitting it with a thick stick held in the right hand, and a thinner one held in the left. These drums have both a deep bass sound and a thin treble sound due to their construction and playing style. Measures 16 1/2 X 11. Comes with nylon case, and beaters."