Folk musical instruments are mostly hand-crafted in India. West Bengal has a good number of skilled artists who craft instruments meticulously. The tradition is mainly popular in districts like Nadia, Purulia and Bankura. Considering music and dance is an integral part of the rural tradition, the crafting of the instruments play a pertinent role. String instruments include Gopiyantra, Dotara-a basic two-stringed instrument, Sarinda- a bowed lute, Banam- a wooden instrument, percussion instruments like Dhaak and Dhol.