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date: 19 November 2019



Double duct flute of Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, and other nations of former Yugoslavia. It consists of two slightly divergent pipes bored in one piece of wood such as holly, with a beak-shaped double mouthpiece that directs breath into both pipes. In Bosnia and Serbia the right-hand pipe normally has four fingerholes and the left-hand pipe three, while in Hercegovina there are three fingerholes in the right-hand pipe and four in the left. Some instruments have five and four fingerholes rather than four and three. A typical example might be 31 to 36 cm long and richly decorated with incised or burned-in geometric designs. Often, at some distance below the pipe mouths the block of wood is carved into two hexagonal tubes with a space between; an integral carved brace joins them again near the distal end.

The instrument is very popular in many regions of the former Yugoslavia under many local names: ...

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