Name: Laos Kaen
The Laos kaen, similar in appearance to the pan pipes of South America, are used in ceremonies and rituals throughout Laos. This style in the one used by the Tai peoples and many others in Laos. It consists of a double row of 7 bamboo "pipes" with graduated slots. There are finger holes above the joining, carved wooden piece through which all of the bamboo pipes are fed and through which air is blown to make music (I'm sure there is a technical name for this piece!). The remainder of the pipes are held in place with bamboo strips. The sound is gentle, as would be expected from a bamboo instrument, and it is easy to produce sound. Comes with a photo of the artist.
Size: 7 in. wide, 38 in. tall
Origins: Houaphon Province, LaosView Cart