'Bankia', the wind instrument, is made of bronze. It is played for the folk deities by Bhopas (priest singers) and the Dhadhi tribe of Rajasthan. It is also used in the Chari dance of Rajasthan. Bankia is widely played in weddings, religious events, processions and ceremonies.


  • Title: Solvyns -Bankia
  • Creator: Frans Balthazar Solvyns
  • Date Created: 1796/1799
  • Physical Location: Indian Music Experience Museum
  • Location Created: Kolkata/Calcutta
  • Physical Dimensions: (53.19 x 38.2 x 5.99 cm)
  • Type: Image
  • Rights: Indian Music Experience
  • Medium: Etchings, Hand Colored
  • Art Genre: Drawings & Paintings
  • Depicted Topic: Instrument called Bankia

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