PRICE LIST AS AT 21/09/2017
Please contact us to confirm current stock. These prices valid for current stock only. Some prices may be based on previous shipments now out of stock. They are a close guide to future imports but prices vary slightly with each shipment depending on factors including current exchange rate, inflation in India and shipping costs. 

We are based in Oxley, Brisbane, so purchases further afield should add postage from Brisbane. Eg one set of tabla generally packs into a box 80cm x 40cm x 40cm, weighing approx 12kg, though Australia Post will charge according to cubic weight (dimensions in cm). Please give some allowance for us to carefully pack your tabla.

Example postage and packing fees for full set of tabla:
: Sydney $40
: Melbourne $50
: Adelaide $70
: Perth $90
: Hobart $95

Dahina 5” : $200.00
Dahina 5.25″ – 5.5″ : $210.00
Dahina 5.75″ : $235.00
Dahina  6” : $250.00
Dahina 6.5” : $290.00
(Dahina is the small wooden drum in a tabla set. All dahinas made from sheesham wood unless custom-ordered.)

Brass bayan, 2kg (lead) : $210
Brass bayan, 2.5kg (no lead) : $210
Brass bayan, 2.5kg (lead) : $225

Copper bayan 3kg (natural finish) : $280.00
Copper bayan 3kg (chromed) : $295.00

Kids’ tabla – small copper bayan and sheesham dahina, with rings, covers, hammer and bag, suitable for kids up to 6 years old : $330.00

 – BY CUSTOM ORDER ONLY (1-3 months)
Pakhawaj (professional quality) : $850.00
Dholak, special rosewood : $480.00
Dholak, normal rosewood : $380.00
Dholak, neem $320.00
Dholak, mango $205.00
Naal, rosewood : $490.00
Naal, neem : $400.00
Naal, general : $330.00

Tabla/Bayan puri (spare skins) : regular size $55.00 (professional installation available @ $50 per drum)
Large dahina puris : 15.3cm+ (6″+) $65.00
Dholak puri : $15.00
Nylon Wadi 10m : $10.00
Leather Wadi (premium) 10m : $25.00
Leather Wadi (bayan grade – some thinner points) 10m: $15.00
Kundal, leather : $5.00
Bayan goli (gittak), coloured wood, set of 8 : $5.00
Bayan goli (gittak), natural deluxe wood, set of 8 : $10.00
Tabla goli (gittak), set of 8 : $15.00
Bayan rope : $10.00
Bayan rings, set of 16 : $5.00

Rings, pair : $25.00
Hard covers, pair : $15.00
Hammer, light: $15.00
Hammer, medium: $20.00 (out of stock)
Hammer, medium-heavy : $25.00
Hammer, heavy: $35.00
Regular bag : $30.00
Deluxe bag $45.00
Single bags, pair : $50.00
3-drum fibreglass case $340.00 (Custom order only)


NB “Tabla” can mean both the small wooden drum (“dahina”) or the pair of drums (tabla/bayan). 

Discounts and Seconds

Looking to save money? Happy to help. We have a range of discounts, seconds and refurbished tabla available to make your purchase more affordable.


  • 10% discount for a full set of tabla (dahina, bayan, rings, covers, hammer, bag)
  • 15% discount for temples
  • 15% discount for purchases over $1000
  • 20% discount for students of Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School
  • 20% off introductory special on dholaks

Discounts may not be combined – choose the best rate that applies.


Old Stock

In the course of developing our tabla manufacture to clear Australian Quarantine, we have gone through several different processes before reaching success with our current fully traditional yet very clean all-rawhide drums. We are now offering the remaining old stock at reduced prices:

  • Tabla/bayan puris with inspection stamp : $60 -> $30 (half-price)
    – The skins have a small ink stamp which can usually be removed with some chalk and sandpaper.
  • Nylon wadi (NEW) – never breaks! : $1.50/m -> $1/m (33% off )
  • Nylon wadi (secondhand) – never breaks! : FREE
  • Plastic tape kundal (bottom ring) : FREE

Refurbished Tabla

From time to time people bring in old tabla which we refurbish with new puris and wadi resulting in quality close to that of a completely new tabla. Subject to availability.

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