- Terry E. Miller
Circular panpipe of Laos and northeastern Thailand. It has stopped bamboo pipes of graduated length affixed by beeswax around a central structural core. Originally known in Kalasin province as a toy used by children, who swing it on a string or throw it to produce musical sounds, it was adopted as an instrument for playing tunes in the 1970s. It has achieved such popularity that it has become the symbol of the city of Roi Et, where large statues of the ...