is the most important classical membranophone in Newar music. They are also known as daapaa as they are mainly used in Daapaa music. Khin are played in pair putting on lap by the players facing each other.
Khin is made of a hollow wooden trunk with membrane covering both sides. The right side is covered with cow skin and the left side is covered with goat skin both with a black tuning paste called "Khau". The right hole of the trunk is narrower than the right one. The sound produced from the right side is sharper than the sound from left side. The fingers of both hands are used in playing the instrument.
Normally, the size of Khin (lXbXh)is 65cm X 30cm X 6cm (right) to 14cm (left)