Type: Aerophones > Reeds > Shawms.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.112
Description: Pilili is reed wind instrument in Adjara in the West of Georgia. During performances and dances It is accompanied often by a doli [drum].
Tuning: D1 / E1 / F1 / G1 / A1 / B1 / C2
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: Websites: Georgian Folk Music Instruments [Pilili Article].