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Dera: Music from Leaves & Feathers

Dera is an instrument devised by the Dangi people. Teak leaves are tied around the neck of clay matki (pot) and the matki is placed in a basket. A long peacock feather is then tied to the teak leaves, and music is created by rubbing the feather.

The Dangi women play the Dera while singing ballads about folklore.

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