Veena String Instrument of Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh


The three present day production clusters in the Vizianagara district are Bobbili, Gollapalli and Wadada/Vodada. Bobbili cluster has reached its zenith with resonating sound worthy of Veena maestros. The veena is made of a single piece of wood from the jackfruit tree. Plastic is used instead of ivory and stag horn is made through inlay. Two types of products are made Saraswati Veena and Miniature Veena.

Tools used are Axe, Saw, Chisels, Pliers, Hand drill, Calipers, Compass, Files, Planner and Hand lathe.

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