Pilili

Name: Pilili
Type: Double Reed > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.112
Tuning: D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2
Country: Georgia.
Region: Caucasus.

Description: Pilili is reed wind instrument in Adjara [West of Georgia]. During performances and dances It is accompanied often by a doli [drum].

Construction: It is a pipe of 25-30cm in length. It has five to seven finger holes. The main components include the bore. The bore is made from plum tree [prunus] and elder [Sambucus nigra] which features the finger holes. The reed is double reed as seen on related instrument [Turkish / Azeri Zurna].

Citations: website – Georgian Folk Music Instruments [Pilili Article].