Category: Music instruments

15 String Plain Dolan Rebab

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Our instruments are often made to order by a master craftsman. However, he is getting older and mulberry wood is getting more expensive; place your order so we can assure you of quick service. Crafted from mulberry and cowhide, this rare stringed instrument comes from Kashgar, an outpost on the ancient Silk Road. The Dolan…

15 String traditional Dolan Rebab

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Our instruments are often made to order by a master craftsman. However, he is getting older and mulberry wood is getting more expensive; place your order so we can assure you of quick service. Crafted from mulberry and cowhide, this rare stringed instrument comes from Kashgar, an outpost on the ancient Silk Road. The Dolan…

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…

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…

7 String Snake Skin Uyghur Rebab

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7 String Snake Skin Uyghur RebabThe Rebab, renowned as “the lion of instruments”, traces it’s roots back to the 7th Century as it traveled along the ancient Silk Road from the besieged Afghan kingdom to the Uyghur people. Carved from the wood of the wild mulberry tree, Rebab’s have since become the heart of the…

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…

8 String Large Tajikistan Rebab

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This 8 stringed, high quality Rebab is made in Kashgar, at the westernmost border of China. Kashgar lies at the junction of Central Asia, making it a meeting point for the cultures and musical styles of Taijkstan, Uzbekistan, Kazahkstan, Xinjiang. Through the years travellers and merchants have passed through the oasis of Kashgar, trading stories,…

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…

9 String Yak Bone-Inlaid Uyghur Rebab

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9 String Snake Skin Uyghur RebabThe Rebab, renowned as “the lion of instruments”, traces it’s roots back to the 7th Century as it traveled along the ancient Silk Road from the besieged Afghan kingdom to the Uyghur people. Carved from the wood of the wild mulberry tree, Rebab’s have since become the heart of the…

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…