kokle (Traditional Latvian plucked psaltery)

~ String instrument


Originating from 13th century Latvia, it is made of wood and have today nine to eleven, up to thirty-three strings tuned diatonically. Played horizontally on lap or table by plucking while muting chosen strings. Became in the 70's and 80's an important part of the folklore movement.


Hornbostel-Sachs classification of 314.122

Annotation last modified on 2017-12-16 01:25 UTC.


related instruments:gusli (Traditional Russian plucked psaltery)
kanklės (Traditional Lithuanian plucked psaltery)
kannel (Traditional Estonian plucked psaltery)
kantele (Traditional Finnish plucked psaltery)
part of:Baltic psalteries (Family of Baltic box-zithers)
picture:https://static.metabrainz.org/irombook/kokle/kokle.png [info]
Wikidata:Q3504809 [info]
other databases:https://saisaibatake.ame-zaiku.com/musical_instrument/gakki_jiten_kokle.html [info]