Hun

Name: Hun.
Type: Idiophones > Lamellophones > Idioglot > Jawharps >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 121.212
Area: Isan.
Country: Laos & Thailand.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The hun is an idioglot jawharp that is played by the Isan people of Laos and north-eastern Thailand. The term tōi has also been reported for an idioglot bamboo jew’s harp of Laos and north-eastern Thailand, but this usage has not been confirmed.

Construction: It can have an idioglot tongue, or the tongue can be attached to the body with a black sticky bee-produced substance called khisut.

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