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date: 06 December 2019

Klabeklis [grebulis, klabata, koka zvans, skrabals]locked

  • Valdis Muktupāvels

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[grebulis, klabata, koka zvans, skrabals]

Wooden bell of Latvia. It was carved from a piece of fir or birch, trough-shaped with one or more oak clappers inside, and was hung around the necks of farm animals while grazing. Reportedly, a series of such wooden bells (koka zvani) without clappers was set in a wooden frame and used as melodic percussion in late-19th-century village bands in the Sēlija region. Klabeklis is analogous to the Lithuanian ...

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