Ašutas (Lithuanian: ‘horsehair’)
- Arvydas Karaška
Plucked chordophone of Lithuania. One end of a strand of horsehair is held between the teeth without touching it with the lips; the other end is wrapped around the finger of one hand and is stretched tight. Plucking the string with a finger of the other hand and altering the tension produces faint notes of varying pitch, the mouth acting as a resonator. Until the early 20th century the ...