Stearns Collection Item Detail


Name of Instrument: santur

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 2642

Country of Origin: Persia (Iran)

Region of Origin: Middle East

Instrument Category: Chordophone

Date of Fabrication:


Description: This Persian Santur was given to Leo Sarkisan by Mohamed Qureshi, an Iranian musician and student in Washington, D.C. in 1949. 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