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)|
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