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046 pattala

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Burma keys: 24, bamboo; L. 22.0-47.0cm
mallets: 2; wood range: c#-f'''

Tuned slabs of bamboo joined by cords are arranged on top of the boat-shaped resonating chamber. Struck with two mallets wrapped in felt. Examples of the bamboo keys only are held in the Archives' collection. Used as an accompaniment instrument in quiet, indoor music styles.

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