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China(Sinkiang-Uighur Aut. Region)=Uighur
body: mulberry body; L. 139.0 cm
strings: 2 silk strings
frets:23 frets set into the neck; 1 movable bridge
range:ca. 2 octaves from G
tuning: c-d

The resonating body is made of marquerty work. There is a comma-shaped soundhole in the sound board. The body of the instrument is placed on the right knee and is held in place at a slant with the right arm. The strings are strummed with the right hand. Used as a solo instrument, in ensembles, and in accompaniment of songs and dances.

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