The thaalam is an important instrument for Indian classical dance teachers. Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and other Indian traditional / calssical dance teachers use this wooden thalam while teching dance students.
Usually the stick used to make the sound on the wood block is made of wood too. Due to the constant use this stick breaks often, so they keep extra stock or buy these sticks very often. Now the problem is solved. This fiber stick is going last for next generation too.
Good quality and sturdy. Makes the same sound as that of a wooden rod.