kokle (Traditional Latvian plucked psaltery)

~ String instrument

Description

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.

Annotation

Hornbostel-Sachs classification of 314.122

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

Relationships

from: Latvia
part of: Baltic psalteries (Family of Baltic box-zithers)
related instruments: gusli (Traditional Russian plucked psaltery)
kanklės (Traditional Lithuanian plucked psaltery)
kannel (Traditional Estonian plucked psaltery)
kantele (Traditional Finnish plucked psaltery)
Wikidata: Q3504809 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Latgales_kokle.jpg [info]