Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: dilruba

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2641

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Region of Origin: Middle East

Instrument Category: Chordophone

Date of Fabrication:

Location: CHO D 3

Description: This bowed Dilruba was a gift to Leo Sarkisian from Salim Gailani, Director of Radio Pakistan in Karachi, 1953. Leo Sarkisian is Voice of America (VOA) Broadcaster and Writer in Washington, D.C. and former Director for Ethnic Recordings, Tempo International, Hollywood, CA. In Africa, Leo is known as VOA's Music Man.

The Leo Sarkisian Collection