Take a taste of its rich sound:
This is our premium edition of the ancient drum called bendir, an instrument that has been around since the prehistoric times.
It is made by a wooden frame (maple wood) and a membrane (animal skin), and it can produce different tones thanks to the spreading of the shock waves moving across the skin itself.
Bendir, as a frame drum, is the oldest and most common kind of drum, and it was used in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia etc. What’s more, it is used until today during the special mystagogic ceremonies of the Sufi, where the use of music, rhythm and dance are essential elements to reach particular states of consciousness
Bendir can be played to accompany ancient and modern instruments, providing a depth in the sound of a music band. It can also be used independently, to provide a mystic sound background to special events and moments.
It can be played using one or two hands, and it is held verticaly in front of the music player.
Manufactured at the premises of the ancient Europos (Northern Greece) by a family of musicians and luthiers, our workshop’s bendirs have 44-46 cm (18”) diameter and 6 cm thickness.
For our enhanced version of Bendirs (that come with a unique air tuning system, that can be used to retune the instrument to a different tone), check this listing: http://en.luthieros.com/?p=1755
Bendirs available for purchase by our workshop are very limited. Needles to say that no animal was harmed…
* A version of this instrument exists in Ireland called the Bodhrán which is usually played with a beater.
** Minor alterations might be present in the final instrument (regarding the colour or the kind of wood that was used for smaller parts) that you will receive in comparison with the images. For this reason, every instrument from the Luthieros team is undoubtedly unique. In case though you want the exact model that was photographed, please state it during the checkout! 🙂
| Check our latest R&D project:
https://vimeo.com/85653759 (in English)
| Take a taste of our bendir’s sound here:
Materials: animal skin, wood, natural glue, wool, maple, leather
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