Category: Music instruments

Uyghur Khushtar (4-string) with bow

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Uyghur Khushtar (4-string) with bowThe Khushtar, with its clear and resonating sound, is a key instrument in every Uyghur orchestra. Hand-carved from rich mulberry wood, the Khushtar will always be recognized for the bird on top of the handle as “khush” means bird and “tar” means strings. With it’s roots connecting all the way back…

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 High Quality Ancient 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…

14-String High quality Ancient Dolan Ghijeck with Bow

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The Dolan Ghijeck is the most ancient Ghijeck and it is the ancestor of all Ghijecks. Its spherical head is made of mulberry wood. Its diameter is about 16 cm. On its face the skin of cow or snake is used. It has 2 main strings and 12 sympathetic strings. It is placed on the…

8-String Ancient Tajikistan Rebab (My Ring)

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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,…

Uyghur Ghijeck (4-string Snake Skin) with bow

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Uyghur Ghijeck (4-string Snake Skin) with bowThe 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…