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An unusual appearance
From one octave to another
A craftsman’s work of art
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Ragini Todi




Ragini Todi,
Mughal School,
end of the 17th century,
Berlin,
the Museum für
Islamische Kunst
 

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Pictures of some exceptionally remarkable bin.

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Bin, 19th century, formerly a possession of Musharaf Khan.
Government Museum, Alwar, Rajasthan.
The entire instrument is gilded with gold leaves.
The resonator on the left was restored and a cuprous effect appeared later, thus bringing on this greenish hue.
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Bin, 19th century.
Apparently belonged to the legendary Bande Ali Khan.
Kelkar Museum, Pune, Maharashtra.
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Bin, 18th century, Rajasthan.
Musée de la musique, Paris.
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Ranjani-vina, 19th century.
Indian Museum, Kolkata, West Bengal.
This instrument, which had a short existence, was designed by the musicologist Raja Saurindro Mohum Tagore.
It bears a certain resemblance to the sitar as far as the neck, the frets and the bridge are concerned.
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Bin, 18th century, Bundi ?, Rajasthan.
Musée de la musique, Paris.
The resonator on the left here is made of papier-mâché.
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Bin, 19th or 20th century,
Kolkata, West Bengal.
This bin belonged to Dabir Khan.
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Bin, 17th century ?, Bikaner ?, Rajasthan.
Musée de la musique, Paris.
This exceptional instrument has only three peg holes. This feature, as well as the high wooden frets, is mentioned by Abul Fazl in his memoirs of the Emperor Akbar (1593). Unfortunately, the tailpiece sculpted in the shape of a bird and the pegs are missing.

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