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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.

To see our other types of tambourines, view our Main Tambourines Page.

Tahya Ceremonial Sheesham Systrum ( SYSTRN ) Tahya Ceremonial Sheesham Systrum
A robust instrument that enhances your music making, the Tahya Ceremonial Systrum is applicable to professional, collegiate and community percussion ensembles. It stands 16-inches high and is handcrafted from sheesham with nickel silver jingles strung on rods deliberately snake-shaped in keeping with its historical aspects. Made in Pakistan.
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$61.00
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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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$66.00
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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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$66.00
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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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$30.00
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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.
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$15.90
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Ethnic Musical Instruments

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