About Surando

Crafted intricately, the base of the stringed instrument Surando is fashioned from a single piece of wood to create the most precise shape and perfect melody. Traditionally used by the Fakirani Jat community in the areas of Kutch, the melodiously rich Surando is regarded to be a tricky instrument to master. Over the years the charming sounds of the Surando whose bow is strung with the tail of a horse have been silently disappearing in the vastness of the Kutch lands. Osman Jat is the last known master of this instrument and as he strums his deft fingers across the strings, this quaint art of creating music which he acquired from his forefathers is brought to life but unfortunately might soon be extinct.


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