Arabic Style Tambourines
Arabic Style Tambourines. Also called the riqq (also spelled riq or rik) or daff (daff al-zinjari), these are small tambourines (approx. 8.5 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches deep) traditionally covered with goat or fish skin and equipped with five double rows of brass cymbals (approx. 2 inches in diameter). It is a versatile instrument with endless possibilities for color and expression. Players of this type of tambourine are capable of great subtlety and virtuosity. To see our other types of tambourines, view our Main Tambourines Page.