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Khlui, Thailand, c. 1979

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
circa 1979
Place
Object number
RCM0377
Acquisition
Gift from Bangkok University Thai Classical Music Group, Somsak Ketukaenchau — 1979

Description

Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes a Khlui as a ‘Bamboo duct flute of Thailand’. The size of this instrument suggests it is the smallest of the three types, known as a khlui līp. There are seven finger holes plus two pairs of holes at right angles to each at the foot of the instrument; thumb hole plus a hole covered with a small square of paper to create the buzzing sound.

Dimensions

Length: 432mm. Diameter: 23.3–24.8mm.

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