Uyghur Ghijeck (4-string Snake Skin) with bow

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The Ghijeck, a traditional “spiked” fiddle, is the most popular instrument in every Uyghur orchestra. With it’s roots traced back to the Khumal region, the contemporary Ghijeck shares many similarities with the Chinese Erhu and the European Violin. Those familiar with either instrument will be able to quickly master the Ghijeck. Carved from only the…

Uyghur Donkey Bag

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Price :$100USSize: (49cm x1.13cm)The donkey bag has, throughout Central Asia and Middle East, existed for millennia and was used to carry food and other items on long journeys . Nowadays , the donkey bag, though still being used to transport items, is increasingly being used by foreign visitors to Xinjiang as a wall decoration or…

Snake Skin Khomul Ghijeck with bow

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The Khomul Ghijek is an ancient Uyghur bowed instrument from North Eastern Xinjiang, made mostly of mulberry wood although some are made of iron or copper. The head of the instrument is in the form of a cylinder. The instrument´s long neck extends through the center of the head. The face of the head is…

Snake Skin Khomul Ghijeck with bow

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The Khomul Ghijek is an ancient Uyghur bowed instrument from North Eastern Xinjiang, made mostly of mulberry wood although some are made of iron or copper. The head of the instrument is in the form of a cylinder. The instrument´s long neck extends through the center of the head. The face of the head is…

High Quality Uyghur Dap

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High Qaulity Uyghur Dap- a frame drum, of which two types are current. The smaller näghmä däpi, at around 25-30 cm in diameter, is a virtually indispensable instrument for the muqam, playing a leading role in the instrumental sections (märghul). The larger chong dap is used in other folk contexts, it may be used to…

5 String Antique Tanbour

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Tämbür- the longest of the Uyghur lutes at around 90cm, the tämbür has five metal strings tuned so-so-do-so-so. The melody is played on the double right-hand strings, using a metal pick (nakhäla) on the index finger. The tämbür is sometimes used as principal instrument in the muqam, as well as for folksongs, narrative songs and…