Elathalam

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Title

Elathalam

Subject

Cymbals
Percussion
Sound
Instrument
Music
Beat
Triangle

Description

Elathalam is one of the instruments used in Kathakali. Elathalam closely resembles the Western instrument cymbals. However, Elathalam is smaller yet thickness than the typical cymbal. Although it is not a lead instrument, the sound produced by Elathalam is unique. It has a distinct chime. There are numerous notable masters of Elathalam in India whose talent are praised and respected.

Creator

Irayimman Thampi

Contributor

Cheriyath Thanku Marar

Rights

To be played by keeping one part of the cymbal in left hand banging the other cymbal to the one in left hand

Relation

Ilathalam

Format

Radius: 15-20cm
Design: Inner surface is hallowed
Additional Components: Handles on the outer surface

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

elathalam

Coverage

Date Created

4th Century CE

Date Valid

4th Century CE to Present

Kathakali Item Type Metadata

Malayalam Characterization

ഇളംലം

English Translation

Cymbals

Place of Creation

Kerala
Tamil Nadu

Material

Bronze

Collection

Citation

Irayimman Thampi, “Elathalam,” CCCH9051 Group 34, accessed December 1, 2021, https://learning.hku.hk/ccch9051/group-34/items/show/38.

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