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Sitar
MMIW_SITAR
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Sitar boasts the rich and glamorous color of the Rajasthan culture and a peacock, a noble creature, is drawn onto it.

History of the Object
A sitar is an instrument used since the 13th Century when Muslim musicians combined the tambur, an ancient string instrument, and the vina, to play in South India. It was played by Langas of Rajasthan for traditional and folk music.

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Type
Musical instruments 
Materials
Wood, Metal string, Gourd 
Measurements
Width 15 cm. Height 60 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Rajastan 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Musical Instrument 
Acquisition
Purchased in Rajasthan, India in 1989 
Copyright
MMIW 
Acknowledgements
Mitchell Clark, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Sounds Of The Silk Road: Musical Instruments of Asia, MFA Publications, Boston, 2005. 
Owner
MMIW 
Museum
Museum of Musical Instruments of the World 
Credit line
MMIW 

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