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Riqs / Egyptian Tambourines

Riqs / Egyptian Tambourines. The riq (also spelled riqq or rik) is a type of tambourine used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music, traditionally covered with a goat or fish skin head, stretched over a wooden frame, often inlaid with mother of pearl. The head is tightly mounted to create the riq's distinctive high pitched sound. The traditional jingle arrangement is 5 double-rows of jingles in evenly spaced sets.

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Mid-East Riq 8-Inch ( RQP08 ) Mid-East Riq 8-Inch
The riq is used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music. It is important in both folk and classical music and riq players are capable of great subtley and virtuosity. The frame on this Riq is covered inside and out with inlay and it has 10 pairs of small cymbals which are about 4 or 41/2 cm in diameter in 2 rows around the frame. The goat skin is glued on and tightened over the frame and is about 20cm wide. DISCLAIMER: The inlay is applied by hand, and occasionally will be irregular or missing in spots. This is not considered a defect in this item. Made in India. (Out of Stock)
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$49.00
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Mid-East Riq, 10-Inch ( RQP10 ) Mid-East Riq, 10-Inch
The riq is used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music. It is important in both folk and classical music and riq players are capable of great subtley and virtuosity. The frame on this Riq is covered inside and out with inlay and it has 10 pairs of small cymbals which are about 5 cm in diameter in 2 rows around the frame. The goat skin is glued on and tightened over the frame and is about 25cm wide. DISCLAIMER: The inlay is applied by hand, and occasionally will be irregular or missing in spots. This is not considered a defect in this item. Made in India. (Out of Stock)
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$53.00
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Mid-East Riq 12-Inch ( RQP12 ) Mid-East Riq 12-Inch
The riq is used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music. It is important in both folk and classical music and riq players are capable of great subtley and virtuosity. The frame on this Riq is covered inside and out with inlay and it has 10 pairs of small cymbals which are about 5 cm in diameter in 2 rows around the frame. The goat skin is glued on and tightened over the frame and is about 30cm wide. DISCLAIMER: The inlay is applied by hand, and occasionally will be irregular or missing in spots. This is not considered a defect in this item. Made in India. (Out of Stock)
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$62.00
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Mid-East Tunable Egyptian Tambourine 9-Inch ( TAME ) Mid-East Tunable Egyptian Tambourine 9-Inch
9 inch frame with tunable synthetic head, mosaic and brass cymbals. Includes soft case. 8 5/8 inch inside diameter head. Made in Egypt. (Out of Stock)
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$89.00
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Mid-East Tunable Wooden Riq 9 1/8-Inch - Dark ( TAMQD ) Mid-East Tunable Wooden Riq 9 1/8-Inch - Dark
This tunable wooden Riq is really 9 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches. The head is synthetic and the playing surface is 8 5/8 inches. The 10 sets of cymbals are brass and it all comes from Egypt. (Out of Stock)
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$37.00
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Mid-East Riq, Wooden 9 1/8 Tunable, Light ( TAMQL ) Mid-East Riq, Wooden 9 1/8 Tunable, Light
This Riq is 9 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches and has 5 tuning brackets. It's made in Egypt. The frame is wood. The head is synthetic and the playing space on it measures 8 ¾ inches. The set of 10 brass cymbals each measures 2 3/8 inches. (Out of Stock)
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$32.00
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Mid-East Tunable Aluminum Riq 9-Inch - Mother of Pearl ( TAMQM ) Mid-East Tunable Aluminum Riq 9-Inch - Mother of Pearl
9 inch frame with a tunable clear synthetic head, mosaic and brass cymbals. Includes soft case. 8 5/8 inch inside diameter head. Made in Egypt. (Out of Stock)
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$161.00
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Mid-East Egyptian Tambourine 8.5-Inch ( TAMR ) Mid-East Egyptian Tambourine 8.5-Inch
8 1/2 inch frame with natural head, mosaic and brass cymbals. Made in Egypt.
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$26.00
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Mid-East Egyptian Tambourine 6.25-Inch ( TAMT ) Mid-East Egyptian Tambourine 6.25-Inch
6 1/4 inch frame with natural head, mosaic and brass cymbals. These are very pretty and have a delicate jingle sound that can still make it self heard. The inlay is hand done. The Jingles are cut from brass and the cut edges remain unpolished. This has the look and feel of old world charm. Made in Egypt. (Out of Stock)
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$13.90
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Mid-East Pretuned Egyptian Tambourine 8.5-Inch - Mother of Pearl ( TAMV ) Mid-East Pretuned Egyptian Tambourine 8.5-Inch - Mother of Pearl
8 1/2 inch Egyptian Tambourine with real Mother of pearl inlay and brass jingles. This tambourine is as nice to see as it is to hear. The hand inlays make each one unique. The head is a fixed natural goatskin. Zippered nylon case included. Made in Egypt. (Out of Stock)
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$62.00
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Mid-East Tunable Egyptian Wave Tambourine 11-Inch - Mother of Pearl ( TAMW ) Mid-East Tunable Egyptian Wave Tambourine 11-Inch - Mother of Pearl
This tambourine measures 10 x 2 ½ inches. The head is synthetic with a playing surface of 9 3/8 inches. Comes with a nylon case. The frame is wood, cut in an eye catching wave style and covered with Real Mother of Pearl inside and out. It's tunable with 10 sets of brass cymbals. Made in Egypt.
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$89.00
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