Mirwas The mirwas is used in Dhofar and is the region's smallest drum when compared with the mahgar drum and kasir. It is mainly used in the bara and the sharh genres. The mirwas player is an essential element in the groups that perform these genres, such as the bin Taufiq group in Salalah, and bin Shamsa group in Mirbat. The player holds the mirwas in one hand and plays on it with the other. The holding hand can participate in playing lightly with the index finger in order to fill and embellish the rhythm. This is similar to the technique of playing the mirwas in other Arabian Gulf states and in Yemen.