Kachin shawm

Kachin Jingpo pahke

The Kachin use a longer shawm (pahke), made out of a single piece of wood without a detached bell or blowing shield.  The bell is an integral extension of the conical tube and both bell and cylindrical body are turned from the same piece of wood, as in the Afghan surnai or the Turkish zurna. The instrument is in two sections and the greater length gives it a lower pitch.

It is played accompanied by percussion for festivals such as the manau festivals. It is sometimes made with a curved end.

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