The Red Rose CD -Selected Music of the Muqam

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If you have not heard of the Uyghur Muqam, you are missing out on one of the musical wonders of the world. If you want to learn more about this amazing art form and the history behind it, without digging into the 13 volume official history, or listening to 24 hours worth of CDs, you…

12 String Plain Khomul Rebab

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The Komul Rebab is basically the same as the Dolan Rebab, but its structure is different. It consists of a head, a long neck with frets on it.The lower part is wider and there are 12 strings on it . The Khomul Rebab is usually made of mulberry. It has an oval-shapped head. The diameter…

13 String Shahtar with bow

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Shahtar – a long-necked bowed lute with one melodic and eight to twelve sympathetic metal strings. The satar plays an important role in the muqam, usually played by the lead singer (muqamchi). Its sympathetic strings may be tuned in five different ways depending on the mode of the muqam being played.While designed for a professional…

3 String Kyrgyz Khomuz

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Among the numerous national instruments the most widespread and popular is the Khomuz, which has rich repertoire. It is a stringed instrument, made from a single piece of wood (apricot or juniper are the favoured timbers), and plucked like a guitar. While playing it, the three strings are clasped by the left hand to the…

18 String Cow Skin 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…

Kashgar pomegranate-vase design

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Size:(200mx3.50m)This is a Kashgar carpet with a pomegranate-vase design on a dark-blue dyed background. The art of carpet making has developed since time immemorial in the vast territory of Xinjiang. The oasis towns of Khotan, Yarkand and Kashgar in Xinjiang Province, western China, have been considered the main production centres of rugs since ancient times,…