Kamaicha

Kamaicha

The kamaicha is a bowed musical instrument from Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest bowed instruments in the world and is a key presence in Rajasthani folk music. Made from a single piece of wood, the kamaicha consists of a spherical bowl extended into the neck, a fingerboard, and a resonator covered with leather. The upper portion is covered with wood. It usually has four main strings (plus a few subsidiary strings) passing over a thin bridge and is played with a bow, producing a haunting melody.