Type: Huqins > Spike Fiddles > Bowed > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.312.7
Bayin: 絲 Silk.
Region: Far East Asia.
Description: The kezaixian [in Chinese: 殼仔絃; POJ: khak-á-hiân literal translation “shell string”] is a bowed string instrument in the huqin family originating in China. More specifically a type of yehu, it is a two-stringed bowed instrument [huqin] and is used in Taiwan opera.