Nga is a large ritual drum with two membranes. Although the nga is only about 20 cm wide, it has a low droning sound, owing to the large diameter of the membranes. The body of the drum and the skins are usually richly decorated with Buddhist symbols. A bent piece of wood, in the shape of a question mark, is used as a drumstick.
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