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Qairaq [qayroq, kairak]locked

  • Tanya Merchant

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Stone clappers of the Uzbek and the plains and river-valley Tajik peoples of Central Asia; also found (rarely) in northern Afghanistan. They are usually held loosely, a pair in each hand, and shaken to create a high-pitched sound with fast rhythms. They are generally used by female dancers at weddings and other life cycle ceremonies....

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