morin khuur (traditional bowed Mongol fiddle)

~ String instrument

Description

Important to the Mongolians, it is trapezoid shaped with two traditionally horsehair, now often nylon, strings fastened by wooden pegs at the end which is carved like a horse head.

Relationships

from: Mongolia
derived from: chuurqin (ancient predecessor of the Morin khuur)
Wikidata: Q1129422 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:National_Museum_of_Ethnology,_Osaka_-_Morin_khuur_-_Mongols.jpg [info]