saluang (West Sumatran end-blown flute.)

~ Wind instrument

Description

Used traditionally by the Minang people of West Sumatra for love songs, in shamanic rites and for capturing tigers, this open end-blown bamboo flute can be decorated to resemble tiger-stripes. Played with a circular breathing technique, it is 75 cm long with 3 to 6 holes depending on subtype.

Relationships

from:Sumatera Barat, Sumatera, Indonesia
related instruments:suling (Southeast asian bamboo fipple flute)
type of:end-blown flute
Wikidata:Q1862242 [info]