Moroccan Bendir Wooden Frame Drums - All are One of a Kind
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The Moroccan Bendir is a traditional wooden frame drum that originates from Morocco and is widely used in Moroccan music and cultural performances. It is a percussion instrument with a deep historical significance in North African music and is known for its unique sound and distinctive design. Description continued below...
Size: 14" W x 4" H
Style #: Mi028
The Bendir Wooden Frame Drum is typically crafted using a wooden frame made from locally sourced materials such as walnut, cedar, or rosewood. The frame is circular in shape and features a shallow depth. The drumhead is traditionally made from animal skin, commonly goat or fish skin, which is stretched tightly over one side of the frame. The skin is secured in place with a series of adjustable strings or laces, allowing for tuning and tension adjustment.
The Bendir is played by holding it with one hand against the player's chest or stomach, while the other hand strikes the drumhead using either the fingertips, palm, or a wooden stick known as a "quraqeb." The player can produce a wide range of sounds by varying the striking techniques and hand positions, allowing for expressive and rhythmic playing.
In Moroccan music and cultural traditions, the Bendir holds a significant role. It is often used in various genres, including traditional folk music, Gnawa music, and religious ceremonies such as Sufi rituals. The drum's rhythmic patterns provide a foundation for other instruments and serve as a driving force in performances.
Badia Design Inc., located in Los Angeles, CA, offers Moroccan Bendir Wooden Frame Drums for sale. As a retailer, we source these instruments from artisans and craftsmen in Morocco or other regions known for their traditional instrument production. These Bendirs are handmade using traditional techniques and materials, ensuring authenticity and quality. Customers interested in Moroccan music, cultural instruments, or percussion enthusiasts can explore and purchase these Bendirs from Badia Design Inc. to experience the unique sounds and rich heritage of Moroccan music.