Musical instruments are created in a wide variety in Rajasthan by the local craftsmen. Instruments such as dholak, pakhavaj, damru, nagara, tabla and chung are produced under this craft-form. Tools such as scraper, needle, awl and scissors are needed for the crafting process.
These instruments are made by local craftsmen using leather, wood, and metal. The dholak is a barrel-shaped hand drum while the tabla is a pair of drums, the dayan is the right-hand wooden drum and the bayan is the left-hand metal drum. The damru is a drum, the nagara are kettle drums and the pakhavaj is a wooden drum with skin covered ends. The chung is a tambourine without jingles. Music plays a significant role in the secular and religious life of rural Rajasthan and is an integral part of various festive occasions and celebrations.