kannel (Traditional Estonian plucked psaltery)

~ String instrument

Description

National symbol of Estonia, related to Finnish kantele. While traditionally a small instrument with 5 to 7 strings, some newer versions are much bigger, with up to 50 strings.

Relationships

from: Estonia
part of: Baltic psalteries (Family of Baltic box-zithers)
related instruments: gusli (Traditional Russian plucked psaltery)
kanklės (Traditional Lithuanian plucked psaltery)
kantele (Traditional Finnish plucked psaltery)
kokle (Traditional Latvian plucked psaltery)
Wikidata: Q145840 [info]