Kartal, a percussion instrument is one of the smallest and oldest instruments in the world. It originates from Rajasthan and comprises two flat, rectangular wooden sheets. The Kartal is mostly used in devotional and bhakti music including bhajans & kirtans.


  • Title: Solvyns - Kartal
  • 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 Kartal

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