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Persian Daff

The Daff or Daf, is a large Kurdish/Persian Wooden frame drum which a thin skin is stretched on it and played with the fingertips. This instrument is similar to a circle on Iranian percussion instruments, but it is larger and with a lower sound. Daf used in popular and classical music but also used in religious ceremonies among Kurds. The Daf also considered as the national musical instrument of Pakistan. In ancient times, a small Daf or circle made of zinc and brass was called khamk or khumbak.

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