CHAPTER 5: Dulcimers in other countries since 1800 > The santur area

Israel & North Africa

Sendrey is apparently alone in believing there to have been dulcimers in ancient Israel (66), as is Sachs in believing it still to be played by Jews in North Africa (67).

Both Farmer (65) and Kastner (68) quote Villoteau, who wrote of examples in Egypt c.1800; and Farmer told that the santur fransiz "has its votaries in ... Egypt... today".