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

Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 422 Reedpipes / 422.1 Reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds (oboes) 422.11 (Single) reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds
Maker: Unknown
Region: Subcarpathia
Country: Poland
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE (bn)
Description: three reedpipes of various length, made of spirally rolled willow bark, fastened with a thorn ("przetyczka"), with ducts of a conic profile and double reeds
Materials: wood (willow)
Performance practice: a seasonal instrument, made in the spring; would become porous and unplayable when it dried out; formerly a signal instrument (used by shepherds), often played by children, nowadays sometimes made as a music toy
Catalog card by: Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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