When we decided to build a clay darbuka we were determined that it should have the best resonance sound and also look impressive.
Arab Instruments' owner "Assaf" has the following vision:
"When I was a child my mother had a fruit plate made by an Armenian artist and decorated with blue flowers. . Today I am 46 years old and the same old plate is at my parents’ home with it’s unique blue flowers, barely scratched and ever so beautiful. And all of a sudden I thought that it would be wonderful to create a ceramic darbuka made just the same way: using the same Armenian drawing technique as in my parents’ plate and thus also perpetuating this artwork on the darbuka for more than 40 years."