Originally Posted by Skulmoski
Here is my Indian Kanjira with a monitor lizzard skin. It is a pretty old Kanjira but in excellent condition (I would not have bought it if it was new since the monitor lizzard is an endangered species). The skin is exceptionally thin and when wet, it becomes very pliable so that you can "bend" the pitch the way a guitarist bends his strings.
Where/how did you get a hold of this kanjira? I'd love to get one but my traditional indian connections don't go beyond Tablas and dholaks.