(Last Updated on : 16/02/2015)
Kato is a popular folk instrument
of Punjab state of India
. It is also spelled as Katto and Kaato. This folk instrument of Punjab
is used in many activities and cultural events. It is commonly used in dances
like the Malwai Giddha
, and also for many others.
Etymology of Kato
Kato actually mean, in a literally sense of course, a squirrel
in Punjabi language
. It is generally said to depict happy mood.
Design and Playing of Kato
The design of this instrument is meticulously made of wood. The wooden shape of a squirrel is also attached to one end of a stick and the player holds the other ends of the stick and pulled the ropes tied to the squirrel's mouth and tail and so the wooden squirrel also functions and makes low clap sound.
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