A drum dumplin is a percussion instrument of far eastern descent. It is played by twisting the hands quickly so that the two balls hit each side of the drum in succession. The instrument itself is quite light and and easy to play. A common folk instrument which was played in villages long ago in places such as India, Indonesia, Tibet, and even Mongolia. Buddhist monks are known to occasionally play these instruments and incorporate them into their practice. Some even believe that the sound of the drum dumplin can clear a home from evil spirits.