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Zills

Zills.
Belly dance cymbals, saygets or zills.  Each packet of Zills contain 4.
Our zills are Handmade in Egypt and the United States following traditional patterns and designs.
Egyptian "Gawharet El Fan" Zils.

Cymbals have two rectangular slots and are packaged in sets of FOUR with 1/2" elastic straps for firm control.

Light gauge cymbals (low tone range).  Heavy gauge cymbals (higher tone range).
(ALL ZILL'S HAVE SOLD OUT)
Only spare elastics left in stock

 
Zill-1
Nefertiti
These popular cymbals have a rich design depicting Queen Nefertiti surrounded with lotus blossoms. They are light weight with mellow tone and are recommended for beginner through intermediate level dancers. 2-1/6" diameter. Approx. weight 100 grams (3.5 oz.)
Brass $35.00
SOLD OUT
MP3
Zill-2
Arabesque
The Arabesque is a heavier gauge cymbal with a medium tone and depicts an Arabesque Design from a frieze of the palace of Sultan Hasan of the 14th century. Recommended for intermediate and advanced level dancers. 2-1/16" diameter. Approx. weight 130 grams (4.6 oz.)
Brass $40.00 - MP3
German Silver $65.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-3
Tutankhamun
These cymbals carry a smooth and consistent mellow tone. The design depicts the Boy King surrounded with lotus blossoms and goddess Isis. Designed and crafted of premium quality alloys. 2-1/2" diameter. Approx. weight 180 grams (6.4 oz.)$28.00

Brass $80.00 - MP3
German Silver $95.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT 
Zill-4
Turkish Delight Pro
Popular for contemporary compositions and special effects. Produce a clear high pitched ring that is audible even in the largest orchestras. Matched for a pleasing blend of tones. 2-1/2" diameter. Approximate weight 180 grams (6.4oz.) Clear & Strong.

Brass $55.00 - MP3
German Silver $95.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-5
Arabesque II
Professional finger cymbals provide a true Middle Eastern sound in medium tone and quality volume. Design depicts Arabic scripts 180 degrees apart surrounded by an arch ornament from mosque of Ahmed-Ibn-Tuloon of the 9th century. An excellent choice for professionals. 2-1/2" diameter. 
Approx. weight 180 grams (6.4oz.)
Brass $80.00 -
MP3
German Silver $95.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-6
Afghani -1
These exquisitely designed cymbals are rich, bold resonating and bright sounding because of their weight 
and high tonal quality. They are of the same design as the Afghani Silvertone. 
A class of their own.
 2-3/4 diameter.
 Approx. weight 238 grams (8.4 oz)


Heavy Gauge Bronze $95.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-7
Grecian
The lowest pitch in the cymbal collection. If you like mellow tone, these cymbals will steal your heart. Light weight, with Grecian key border design, ideal for the sensitive ear and indoor performances. 2-5/8" diameter. Available in Brass and German Silver. The brass weighs 133 grams (4.7 oz) and the German silver weighs 170 grams (6.0 oz).
Brass $85.00 - MP3
German Silver $95.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-8
Moorish
The Moorish design followed after 
the Persian, has a variation in
 both design and tone. Moors took them to Spain where castanets originated. High pitch tone,
 ideal for nightclubs and crowded parties.
 Available in light or heavy gauges. 2-3/16" dia. Light gauge 110 grams, heavy gauge 140 grams.
Brass - Heavy Gauge $52.00  MP3
Light GaugeMP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-9
Pro-2
Heavier in weight and slightly 
higher in pitch than the 
Professionals, decorated 
with an intricate design depicting 
Queen Nefertiti surrounded
 with lotus blossoms. 
These cymbals have rich, 
deep and clear tone. 2-3/8" diameter. Approximate weight
 214 grams (7.5 oz).

Brass - Heavy Gauge $85.00 - MP3
German Silver - $95.00-
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-10
Nefertiti-Pro
If you are looking for that penetrating pitch and the weight in your hands at the same time, these are what you're looking for. Ideal for conditioned hands, troupe performances and crowded night clubs. 2-1/2" diameter. Approximate weight
 214 grams (7.5 oz)


SOLD OUT 
Brass $84.00 -  MP3
German Silver $95.00  
MP3
Zill-11
Ghawazee
After a considerable research, these were designed identical to the shape and weight of an original set of Ghawazee cymbals that are no longer manufactured in the Middle East. Stamped by a rich circular design these cymbals are very unique and recommended for tribal and fusion dancing. High pitch and clear tone, approximately 2-1/2" in diameter, and weigh 188 grams (6.64 oz.). 
Available only in Solid Bronze.
Solid Bronze $84.00 - MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-12
Pro-1
Saroyan Professional
Since bell collecting is a 
 favourite hobbie,
 he kept experimenting with this
 design until he achieved the beautiful
 tone that these cymbals carry.
 Distinct bell like tone, 
medium pitch,
 quality volume. 2-3/8" diameter. Approximate weight 
180 grams (6.4 oz.)
Brass $75.00 - MP3
German Silver $95.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-13
Mini zills
These cymbals are specially designed for small hands as well as for children. Tinker zills are slightly higher in tone than the Mini zills. Both designs are made of solid brass with double slots and are 1-3/4" diameter. Approximate weight 75 grams (2.65 oz)
Brass $32.00 - MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-14
Tinker zills
These cymbals are specially designed for small hands as well as for children. Tinker zills are slightly higher in tone than the Mini zills. Both designs are made of solid brass with double slots and are 1-3/4" diameter. Approximate weight 75 grams (2.65 oz)
Brass $32.00 - MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-15
Arabic
This design is said to be the third oldest. Adopted by the Ottoman Turks, who later changed the design by raising the rims. Medium high tone, an excellent blend with Arabic music. Available in light or heavy gauges. 2-3/16" dia. Light gauge 110 grams, heavy gauge 140 grams.
Brass - 
SOLD OUT 
Heavy Gauge - $55.00
MP3 
 Light Gauge - $50.00
MP3
Zill-16
Persian
According to Warner & McKenzie Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments (Cassel & Co. Ltd., London, England 1887), this design is one of the oldest recorded. Mellow bell-like tone. Available in light or heavy gauges. 2-3/16" dia. Light gauge 110 grams, heavy gauge 140 grams.
Brass 
SOLD OUT
Heavy Gauge - $52.00 
MP3
 Light Gauge -  $48.00 
MP3
Zill-17
Small Grecian
For beginners who prefer cymbals with a mellow tone, these would be an ideal choice. They are dome-shape with a feather burst design and on the rim they have a Grecian key design.
 2-1/16" in diameter.
 Weighs approx. 100 grams (3.5 oz.)

Brass $30.00 - MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-18
Modern
The ultimate in design simplicity. Long lasting medium tone, ideal for recording and to accent musical background. Available in light or heavy gauges.
2-3/16" diameter. 
Light gauge 110 grams,
 Heavy gauge 140 grams.
Brass
2 X  Light Gauge $48.00 - MP3
1 X Heavy Gauge $55.00  MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-19
Contemporary
A more complex design than the Modern. Produces a pleasing low tonal range designed for the sensitive ear. Available in light or heavy gauges. 2-3/16" diameter. Light gauge 110 grams, heavy gauge 140 grams.

Brass - Light Gauge $48.00  - MP3
1 X
Heavy Gauge $52.00  MP3
SOLD OUT 
Zill-20
Afghani - 2
The Afghani cymbals are made of premium quality hard brass alloy and are a simpler design than the silver tone.
Reminiscent of the "Old Souk".
   2-3/4" diameter. 
Weight is 175 grams (6.2 oz). 

Brass $88.00  - MP3

SOLD OUT
Zill-21
Afghani -3
The silver tone depicts an intricate circular design of "Khamsah", which is the hand of Fatima, stamped with Arabic scripts "Masha' Allah" meaning "God Willing", which is widely known for its definition in the Middle East.
2-3/4" Diameter.
230 grams (8.11 oz)
German Silver $99.00    - MP3
SOLD 0UT
Zill-22
Al-Taj
The largest finger cymbals in the collection.  These cymbals are made of premium quality brass, hand spun, burnished and aged for quality bell-like tone consistency.  Recommended for larger hands, also ideal for outdoors, auditoriums, recordings and percussionists for special effects.
3-3/8" diameter. 
 365 grams (12.88 oz)
Brass $125.00 - MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-23
Dervish
Even though these quality cymbals are currently being used by Dervish performers of Turkey and North Africa, percussionists of the Middle East also utilize them in their ensembles.  A fine crafted and richly designed set.  Also recommended for troupe performances.  3.0" diameter.
265 grams (9.35 oz)
Brass $110.00 - MP3
German Silver $120.00 -
MP3
SOLD OUT
Zill-24
Concertmaster
Named by Master Instructor and Performer Morocco of New York, these heavy gauge Solid Bronze cymbals with rich floral design are made for professional dancers and percussionists, who prefer a clear tone while performing in a concert hall atmosphere or in a musical ensemble. 
2-3/4" in diameter.
314 grams (11.08 oz)
Solid Bronze $120.00 - MP3
SOLD OUT
Elastics
Zill-25
Turkish Delight
This light weight reproduction of authentic Turkish finger cymbals are also recommended for beginners through intermediate level dancers.  Produce a high pitch, crystal bell-like tone.  2-1/16" diameter.
 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Brass $45.00 - MP3
SOLD OUT
Elastic
Top Grade
Spare or replacement elastic
 for zills. 
1 length -  fits 4 zills.
Light or Heavy Duty.
Black Only.
In Stock
Light - $5.00
Heavy- $6.00

Egypt

 
Zill-1
Engraved with Egyptian Gods
 and has two slots 
for elastic.  Heavy weight.
Genuine Egyptian.
"Gawharet El Fan"
 Clear sound.
$44.00

SOLD OUT
Zill-2
Zill with engraving around the edges and two holes. 
Gold or Silver Toned
Pattern may vary slightly.
Egyptian.

Gold or Silver 

SOLD OUT
Zills Pouches
Two styles of belly dance
 zill pouches from India.
  A) Half circle drawstring with embroidery and glass mirrors.
B) Square style with clip closure and strap front and back covered with embroidery.
SOLD OUT

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