This year, traditional artisans have something to be happy about. Recently, there has been a significant rise in demand of traditional instruments in the district of Lakhimpur. More and more customers are purchasing traditional instruments associated with Husori. In the age of modern and electronic music, many of these traditional instruments were getting overlooked in favour of shinier, more modern-sounding musical instruments but this rise in demand of traditional instruments is proof that all is not lost.
In fact, makers of the traditional musical instruments are earning quite well as a result of this rise in demand. This year, instruments like the dhol have been priced around Rs 6,000 to Rs 6,500 per piece. The price tag of a pepa is around Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 per piece. The duel pepa is priced at Rs 5,000, and the gogona is sold for Rs 150. Toka is priced at Rs 50.
Source: Assam Tribune