Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Music on the Moonlit Terrace

Instead of closing off the third floor for the attic, I have kept it open as a roof-top terrace. The master of the manor loves to invite renowned musicians for concerts on the moonlit terrace. 

When I was little, one of my great-aunts had a similar set of miniature instruments that I adored. I never imagined I would find anything like it on eBay, but I did a search on a whim, and when I clapped my eyes on the set, I had to get it! 

I bought this vintage set of miniature Indian musical instruments last month from eBay for $24.99 (+$13.33 shipping). They are not 1:12 scale instruments. They are closer to 1:9 scale. But I love them!  

From the left: esraj, tanpura, sitar, bina, tabla-baya and mridangam.

To read about Indian music, visit: http://www.payer.de/karnatischemusik/karnatisch07.htm

3 comments:

Vivian Fox said...

Your instruments are a real find. Lucky you. They don't look out of place at all...lovely.
All the best
Vivian

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Thanks for visiting and taking a peek at the instruments :)

Giac said...

Hello Sumaiya,
The instruments are great. They look very well made. Great purchase and I love the idea of a terrace.
big hug,
Giac