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Saw Duang

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Thailand
Culture:
Thai
Medium:
Wood, bone, metal
Dimensions:
L. (26-1/2 in.), Diam. of body (3 in.), L. of bow (26-1/2 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.298
Not on view
One of the Thai spike fiddle types found in Thailand, its cylinder shaped body is resembles a lizard trap used in the northern part of Thailand. Its sound is bright and light unlike the saw u which has a dark and mellow sound and it acts as a lead instrument in the Wong Khrueang Sai ensemble used on special occasions like birthdays and weddings.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Rev. Evander Bradley McGilvary
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 47, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 47, ill.



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