photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: skrzypki (fiddle)
Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
Maker: Kania Michał
Date: 1975
Village / Town: Bliżów
Region: Lubelskie Province
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 39827
Description: a small instrument, back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; simplified scroll with additional crosswise pins; both plates flat, f-holes without crosswise cuts; no purfling, thick bridge, four pegs but only two strings
Decoration: whole instrument embellished with burnt in dots and lines
Measurements: 450 x 130 x 36 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: probably in 5th
Performance practice: probably an instrument for children
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

violin; rec. Museum of Sound

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