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Tambura Gifts: Shirts, Mugs, Totes, Music, Accessories

Tambura Gifts

Tambura Gifts

In case you’re not familiar with this unique Indian string instrument, we’ve put together some helpful ideas for tambura gifts. Maybe you’ll learn a few tambura facts along the way. Choose from T-shirts, posters, refrigerator magnets, coffee mugs, cooking aprons, trucker hats, colorful buttons, cotton canvas tote bags, and more unique tambura gifts.

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A Lady Playing the Tanpura

Fine Art Print

Tambura GiftsA Lady Playing the Tanpura

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Tambura Shirts

Looking for practical tambura gifts? Musicians can always use shirts, and these spread the message of love for the beautiful sound of the tambura. Choose from dozens of styles in colors and sizes for everyone in the family. Click on any design to see dozens of options and customize the perfect gift for your favorite tamburist.

I Love Tambura Double Bass Clef Heart

Share your love for the tambura. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both tambura players and enthusiasts.

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Easily Distracted by Tambura Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of tambura players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

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If I Can’t Bring My Tambura, You Won’t See Me

Invite me, invite my tambura. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this unique string instrument.

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The Coolest People on Earth are Tambura Players

Who are the coolest people on earth? Tambura players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or tamburist.

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Tambura Hats

Tambura trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

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Tambura Magnets

Here’s one of our top inexpensive gift ideas for tambura players and enthusiasts. Who doesn’t need a refrigerator magnet or two? Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking good for years to come.

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Tambura Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any tambura player or enthusiast.

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Tambura Mugs

Coffee mugs are a functional gift that can be used every day. These designs encircle each mug. Click on any item to see the design from different angles. There are many other sizes, styles, and colors to choose from.

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Tambura Aprons

Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical tambura gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Tambura Buttons

Colorful buttons are inexpensive and fun for tambura lovers to wear and spread the word about their favorite musical instrument. These standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. Some styles allow you to change the background color for a customized button gift.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Tuning

Ranjani Sivakumar

Learn a few facts from an accomplished tamburist, including step-by-step instructions for tuning this unique Indian plucked string instrument. The resonator of this north Indian Miraj style instrument was made from a pumpkin (gourd). This style is a favorite among Hindustani musicians.

Ravi Shankar
Indian music is based on certain sequences called ‘ragas.’ When I perform live, 95% of the music is improvised: it never sounds the same twice.

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Santoor Gifts: Shirts, Mugs, Totes, Music, Accessories

Santoor Gifts

Santoor Gifts

Introduce someone to the sound of the santoor, one of the oldest instruments in the world with origins in the Middle East. We’re looking for the best gifts to make your shopping experience easy and fun. Choose from Persian and Indian music, T-shirts, cooking aprons, trucker hats, posters, cotton canvas tote bags, refrigerator magnets, ceramic coffee and stainless steel commuter mugs, colorful buttons, and more unique santoor gifts.

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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

With Zakir Hussain
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Santoor Music

Music is a wonderful gift to give yourself. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Persian or Indian music, you’re going to love the exotic sound of the santoor.

Persian Santoor Music

Tehran-born Hossein Farjami is a highly respected musician. On his instrumental albums, Iranian folk song melodies are played on the santoor, accompanied by two drums, the dombak (goblet drum) and the daf (frame drum).

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Indian Santoor Music

Shivkumar Sharma began training as a vocalist and tabla player at the age of five. At thirteen he began an intensive study of the santoor at the behest of his father. Firmly established as a master instrumentalist, he is credited as the first musician to play Indian classical music on the santoor.

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Santoor Shirts

Celebrate the exotic santoor string instrument with a practical shirt gift. The possibilities are endless with these shirt designs. Choose from a wide variety of styles and colors in sizes for all age groups. Click on any design to see what’s available.

I Love Santoor Double Bass Clef Heart

Share your love for the santoor. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both santoor players and enthusiasts.

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Easily Distracted by Santoor Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of santoor players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

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If I Can’t Bring My Santoor, You Won’t See Me

Invite me, invite my santoor. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this exotic string instrument.

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The Coolest People on Earth are Santoor Players

Who are the coolest people on earth? Santoor players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or santoorist.

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Santoor Hats

Santoor trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

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Santoor Magnets

Here’s one of our favorite inexpensive and practical gift ideas for santoor players. Refrigerator magnets always come in handy. Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking fresh and new for years.

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Santoor Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea for musicians. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any santoor player or enthusiast.

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Santoor Aprons

Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical santoor gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Santoor Mugs

Mugs are a practical gift that can be used every day. These coffee mugs feature full designs that surround the surface. If you click on any image, you’ll be able to see the design from different views. There are many other sizes, styles, and colors to choose from. Stick with these styles, or customize to create the perfect mug gift.

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Santoor Buttons

Looking for cheap santoor gifts? Buttons are an inexpensive yet fun gift for music lovers to wear. These standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. On some styles you can even change the background color for a customized button gift.

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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain live in concert.

Ravi Shankar
My brother had a house in Paris. To it came many Western classical musicians. These musicians all made the same point: ‘Indian music,’ they said, ‘is beautiful when we hear it with the dancers. On its own, it is repetitious and monotonous.’

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Sitar Gifts: Shirts, Mugs, Totes, Music, Accessories

Sitar Gifts

Sitar Gifts

You don’t need to play an Indian string instrument to appreciate calming sitar music. Hindistani classical music is popular for easy listening and relaxation throughout the world. Any musician or music lover will appreciate thoughtful sitar gifts. Choose from classical and contemporary music, T-shirts, coffee mugs, cooking aprons, posters, cotton canvas tote bags, refrigerator magnets, trucker hats, ornaments, playing cards, colorful buttons, and more unique sitar gifts.

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Ravi and Anoushka Shankar

Live at Nehru Park – New Delhi (2009)
Limited Edition Rare Tour Poster

Sitar GiftsRavi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar Rare Tour Poster

Calming Sitar Music

Music by Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar was a Hindustani classical musician and composer who inspired the inclusion of sitar sounds in Western music, most notably through his association with George Harrison of the Beatles. He collaborated with many musicians throughout his long career, and performed all over the world up until his passing at age 92. His daughter Anoushka Shankar, a respected musician and composer, continues the family tradition today.

Sound Of The Sitar Audio CDCalming Sitar MusicSounds of India Audio CDCalming Sitar Music

Music by Anoushka Shankar

Ravi Shankar’s daughter Anoushka began her training at the age of seven. Her unique style blends Indian music with flamenco, jazz, electronica, and Western classical genres.

Traces of You by Anoushka ShankarSitar GiftsHome by Anoushka Shankar

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Sitar Shirts

These cotton shirt are great gifts for sitar players, but they’re also appropriate for anyone who loves calming sitar music. With dozens of styles and colors to choose from in sizes for the whole family, it will be easy to find the perfect T-shirt gift.

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I Love Sitar Double Bass Clef Heart

Share your love for the sitar. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both sitar players and enthusiasts.

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Easily Distracted by Sitar Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of sitar players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

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If I Can’t Bring My Sitar, You Won’t See Me

Invite me, invite my sitar. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this beautiful string instrument.

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The Coolest People on Earth are Sitar Players

Who are the coolest people on earth? Sitar players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or sitarist.

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Sitar Hats

Sitar trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

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Sitar Ornaments

Silver-colored metal ornaments are UV resistant and waterproof. Ornaments are available in many styles and shapes, so you’re bound to find the perfect gift for anyone who loves to play sitar.

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Sitar Aprons

Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical sitar gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Sitar Mugs

Mugs are one of our favorite affordable sitar gifts. Everyone can use a few mugs. Click on any mug to see how the design looks from different angles. Choose from many sizes, styles, and colors to create a personal gift for your favorite sitarist.

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Sitar Magnets

Here’s an inexpensive gift idea for sitar players and enthusiasts. Who doesn’t need a refrigerator magnet or two? Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches, and round magnets are typically available in three sizes. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking great for years.

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Sitar Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any sitarist or fan of this unique Indian string instrument.

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Sitar Playing Cards

One of our favorite inexpensive sitar gifts is playing cards. Each set is packaged in a cardboard box for easy gifting. Poker size cards measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, with 52 playing cards and 2 Jokers per deck. Click on any design to see the available options–standard cards are printed on smooth card stock, and premium quality Bicycle playing cards are printed on durable semi-gloss card stock.

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Sitar Buttons

Here’s another fun and inexpensive gift idea for musicians and music lovers. Standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches, and round buttons are usually available in several sizes. The designs are printed on 100% recycled paper, then covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar for years of use. Choose a different background color for a customized gift.

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What is a Sitar?

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George Harrison Sitar Lesson

Sitar Lesson with Ravi Shankar

The Beatle received in-depth tutelage from Ravi Shankar during a seven-week visit to India. The experience had a lasting impact. George Harrison studied and promoted Indian music for the remainder of his career.

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
I went to India after I came back from a tour with the Yardbirds in the late sixties just so I could hear the music firsthand. Let’s put it this way: I had a sitar before George Harrison got his. I wouldn’t say I played it as well as he did, though.

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Sitar Facts

Sitar Facts

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument used in Hindustani and Indian classical music. The instrument descended from lutes and was also influenced by the veena, an ancient Indian instrument. The body is characterized by a long hollow neck and a gourd resonating chamber at the lower end. Teak wood or tun wood are commonly used for the neck and faceplate. The instrument looks a lot like the tanpura, except that it has frets.

Here are a few more sitar facts. This unique instrument has 18, 19, or 20 strings. Six or seven are played strings which run over curved, raised frets. The rest are sympathetic strings which run underneath the frets and resonate in sympathy with the played strings. The frets are movable, which allows fine tuning.

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Fun Fact
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a sitarist.

Notable sitarists include Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Ashwin Batish, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Annapurna Devi, Reenat Fauzia, Lowell George (Little Feat), George Harrison (The Beatles), Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), Shri Premadasa Hegoda, Prem Joshua, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and The Khan Family, Al Gromer Khan, Gabby La La, Dr. Swarn Lata, Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks), Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka Shankar, and Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones).

Indian Woman Playing Sitar

Painting by Ravi Varma
Giclee Fine Art Print

Indian Woman Playing Sitar by Ravi VarmaIndian Woman Playing Sitar by Ravi Varma

The Sitar in Mainstream Pop Culture

Though highly popular in the Indian culture, the sitar gained fame on the worldwide stage when the Beatles featured the instrument in several of their compositions. Sitarist Ravi Shankar inspired lead guitarist George Harrison to play the instrument on the song “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1965. “Love You To,” written and sung by George Harrison in 1966, was the first Beatles song to fully embrace Indian classical music.

George Harrison received one-on-one guidance from Ravi Shankar during a seven-week visit to India, which left a lasting impact on his musical style. He promoted Indian music for the remainder of his long and successful career.

Brian Jones played the instrument on The Rolling Stones 1966 hit “Paint It Black.” Another English guitarist, Dave Mason, played it on Traffic’s 1967 hits “Paper Sun” and “Hole in My Shoe.” Ravi Shankar described this pop song trend as “the great sitar explosion.”

Brian Jones Playing Sitar

Painting by John Froehlich
High Quality Giclee Print

Sitar FactsBrian Jones Playing Sitar by John Froehlich

Listen to the Sitar

Performed by Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar is the daughter of Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. Anoushka began training with her father at the age of seven, eventually accompanying him on the tanpura. She was 13 when she performed sitar onstage for the first time at a concert celebrating her father’s 75th birthday. After establishing herself as a respected classical sitarist, Anoushka began composing music. Her unique style blends Indian music with flamenco, jazz, electronica, and Western classical genres. Musical talent runs in the family. Both she and her half-sister Norah Jones were nominated for Grammy awards in 2003.

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Banjira Handcrafted Quality Standard Sitar

Product details:

  • Individually crafted and unique
  • Standard decorations and colors will vary
  • Double toomba
  • 5 main, 2 chikari, and 11 sympathetic strings
  • Extra string set
  • Mizrabs
  • Information and tuning guide (Book or CD-Rom)
  • Nylon padded gig case
  • Satisfaction guaranteed, 30-day return policy!

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Kauai Lal & Sons Professional Sitar

$600.00
End Date: Tuesday Nov-21-2017 5:25:30 PST
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Sitar Parts

$20.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Oct-24-2017 19:00:00 PDT
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Hande made Sitar from Bombay India

$300.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-12-2017 16:42:49 PST
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Professional Quality Sitar - Ravi Shankar Style - Lotus Pegs - 25+ years old

$450.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-16-2017 8:06:25 PST
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ACOUSTIC SITAR 3/4--SUPURB WORKMANSHIP--HIGH QUALITY ORNAMENTATION--REPAIRED

$349.90
End Date: Saturday Nov-11-2017 19:15:39 PST
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