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Side-blown Natural Trumpet (Tori)
Madhya Pradesh, Bastar District, India, 19th century

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NMM 7179. Side-blown natural trumpet (tori), Madhya Pradesh, Bastar district, India, 19th century. Cast brass with tightly wound wire decoration. Bell adorned with tiny brass bells. Curved shape reminiscent of the cow horn, akum. Used by the ghotul, a socio-religious institution in Madhya Pradesh. Produced by the Ghasia, a Hindi community of metal-casters, using lost-wax technique. Sounding length: 295 mm. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

NMM 7179.  Side-blown natural trumpet (Tori), Madhya Pradesh, Bastar District, India, 19th century


Three-quarter view

Side view 1 Side view 2


Details of Embouchure

Embouchure, view 1 Embouchure, view 2

Embouchure, view 3 Embouchure, view 4


Details of the Bell

Bell rim detail 1 Bell rim detail 2 View of bell Decorative motif on bell


Details of Pellet Bells

Bells, view 1 Bells, view 2

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