Duhul, a musical instrument in the skin percussion family. The duhul is a round two-headed drum usually with a hollow cylindrical body; although occasionally it is octagonal, it has skins at both ends (Sarīr and Wijdānī, 145). The name ‘duhul’ derives from the Sanskrit word doholala (Jawādī, 1/105).
The body of the duhul is usually made of wood, although sometimes it is metal; the diameter of the body is usually more than its height (Bulūkbāshī and Shahīd…
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Narges Zaker Jaferi,
Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary.
Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037141>