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This Indian family has been turning pumpkins into instruments for almost 2 centuries


The Sitarmakers of Miraj, India, have been crafting musical instruments out of pumpkins for almost 200 years. They are known for making the tanpura, a string instrument used by classical singers to find the perfect tone. The family gained a reputation for high-quality handmade instruments over seven generations. But now, cheaper electronic ones are threatening their business.
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