Type: Bowed Lyre > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.22-71
Country: Finland & Karelia, Russian Federation.
Region: North Eastern Europe.
Description: The jouhikko is a traditional, two- or three-stringed bowed lyre, from Finland and neighbouring Karelia in the Russian Federation. Its strings are traditionally of horsehair. The playing of this instrument never died. There was at least one player who carried this tradition in Finland.