Sharnai is an old indigenoyus double reeded instrument. Inolden times, Sharnai or Shenai was also known as Karnai, Nafeeri, Tota . Sharnai is a vbariation of Surnai and these words Surnai,Karnai, Tota are of Persian origin meaning a trumpet,clarion or a bugle.
The body of the Sharnai is made from the wood of a very old Kirarr tree.Sharnai is of the medium size about eight inches long and it is essentially the musical instrument of the Lower Indus Valley.
The Sharnai is used on cermonaial occasions and itis considered as an auspicious instrument or mangala- vadya,Sharnai is now played by the Langa community a family of tradional music in Kutch for years.
Name & Address of Performing Folk Musician:-Abubhai Harun Mir
Add:- Near Dr. Trevedi's Hospital
Name & Address of Artisan who makes the Musical Instrument:- Vijay Gangji Mistri
Add:- Post & village Dumara,