DO-TABLÉ (literally translated as two drummed)
As its name suggests, this instrument is constructed from a large and a small drum set side by side. It is considered a wartime instrument by the Kurds, suspended from the neck of horses in the front of the cavalry and played in order to spur the warriors. Similar to the tâs, the do-tablé consists of metallic bowls covered with skin fastened by belts on the sides, and is also played by two short leather straps. The larger drum has a more base tone whereas the smaller drum has a sharper tone. Do-tablé resembles the Indian Tabla, except in that the Tabla has a more diffused sound and is played with the fingers.