Mridangas are made as a handicraft, which combines pottery, hide tanning, leather work and tuning in very specialized ways to achieve a unique result. Our mridangas are not bought in bulk as “ready-made” lots. Instead, they are ordered individually and I can thus accommodate color choices and special needs based on climate etc.
Generally, our mridangas will measure approx 23 inches along the body. The bass heads will be approx 8 inches in diameter and the treble heads will be about 4 inches in diameter. The bass gob (resonating paste) will be brown clay base as it produces a desirable deep bass tone and the treble gob has a brown clay base but a black outer layering which is more dense and thus gives a sharper treble tone.
It is difficult to obtain high quality mridangas from even qualified makers in person. Unless one is well-informed in the process of mridanga making and experienced in judging the quality of the many aspects of their construction, there is every chance of getting a mridanga of inferior quality. We provide consistently high quality mridangas, removing the anxiety from the process for our patrons.