Pilili

Name: Pilili.
Type: Double Reed > Shawms > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.112
Country: Georgia.
Region: Caucasus.

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 25-30 cm 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].

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