Mien duct flute

about 28 cm. long 1.7 cm. diameter. A similar mechanism to the Akha chulu but located at the top of the instrument. 7 finger holes plus thumb hole.

Mien hao dong ngo with external wedge

 

 

As the Mien have few melodic instruments the hao dong ngo is used on several occasions: for courting, to accompany dancing at festivities and for entertainment. It is also used by shaman along with percussion in ceremonies to honour the spirits, the instrument being burned after the ceremony as a gift to the spirits.

collection Victoria Vorreiter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo by Victoria Vorreiter

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