RAJBANSHI LUTE

KOCH-RAJBANSHI people

The KOCH-RAJBANSHI community or RAJBONGSHI now is principally situated in the territories of Assam, Bengal, Nepal, Bengladesh...

This typical round body lute with a long neck is terminated in a carved peghead representing the god MAKARA, semi-elephant, semi-crocodile, and particularly requested during the fecundity rites.

Provenance: ex collextion Jacques Carelman.