7 String Cow Skin Uyghur Rebab

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The Rebab, renowned as “the lion of instruments”, traces it’s roots back to the 7th Century as it traveled along the ancient Silk Road from the besieged Afghan kingdom to the Uyghur people. Carved from the wood of the wild mulberry tree, Rebab’s have since become the heart of the Uyghur people and carry a…

5 String Uyghur Tanbour

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– the longest of the Uyghur lutes at around 150cm, the tämbür has five metal strings tuned so-so-do-so-so. The melody is played on the double right-hand strings, using a metal pick (nakhäla) on the index finger. The tämbür is sometimes used as principal instrument in the muqam, as well as for folksongs, narrative songs and…

13 String Uyghur Satar with bow

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Satar- a long-necked bowed lute with one melodic and eight to twelve sympathetic metal strings. The satar plays an important role in the muqam, usually played by the lead singer (muqamchi). Its sympathetic strings may be tuned in five different ways depending on the mode of the muqam being played.While designed for a professional musician,…

Kashgar pomegranate-vase design

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Size: (1.50m x 2.70m)This is a Kashgar carpet with a pomegranate-vase design on a dark-blue dyed background. The art of carpet making has developed since time immemorial in the vast territory of Xinjiang. The oasis towns of Khotan, Yarkand and Kashgar in Xinjiang Province, western China, have been considered the main production centres of rugs…

Kashgar pomegranate-vase design

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Size: (1.50m x 2.70m)This is a Kashgar carpet with a pomegranate-vase design on a dark-blue dyed background. The art of carpet making has developed since time immemorial in the vast territory of Xinjiang. The oasis towns of Khotan, Yarkand and Kashgar in Xinjiang Province, western China, have been considered the main production centres of rugs…