The Swarmadal by Paloma has a waxed wooden surface which retains the natural wood grain which, together with the dark colour, gives it a very classy impression. The instrument is excellently crafted, the wooden corpus is robust and, as opposed to the alternative model by Monoj Kumar Sardar (4 octaves), you can achieve a tonal range of 5 octaves with this Swarmandal.
The Swarmandal mainly serves to accompany female singers in India who strike the open strings with their fingers, similar to harp playing, especially when they want to fill short intervals. The Swarmandal is tuned to the respective pitch. The Swarmandal as offered by TARANG is stringed with 30 strings. Its body is similar to the zither that is well-known in Bavaria. It comes in a case and with a tuning tool.