The elephant drum was a large instrument that originated in Zakhara, the Land of Fate.[1]


Elephant drums resembled darbukkahs but measured up to 6 feet in height. These large drums were mounted on either side of an elephant, hence their name. A rider would strike the drums with large mallets to produce a deep tone.[1]


The elephant drums were most famous because of their use during parades by the Mad Caliph of Afyal.[1]


See AlsoEdit

  • Darbukkah


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jeff Grubb (February 1993). “Sounds of Wonder & Delight”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #190 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 84–88.