Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Duct.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Region: South East Asia.
Description: A khloy [in Khmer: ខ្លុយ khloy] is a traditional bamboo flute from Cambodia and more specifically the Khmer people. The khloy and other similar bamboo flutes can be found throughout Asia, due to bamboo’s abundance in the region. The Cambodian khloy is often mistaken for its close relative of Thailand, the klui flute. Unlike the klui flute, the khloy is generally played solo in an informal setting. The khloy is mostly played using the pentatonic scale.
Construction: The khloy is a duct flute, about 38 cm or 15 inches in length and 2.5 cm or 1 inch in diameter, with 8 or 9 finger holes, and a duct end where the player blows into to produce a sound.