Types: Chordophones > Composite > Lutes > Spiked.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.312.7
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Pena [in Tangkul Language: ꯄꯦꯅꯥ Pena], also known as Tingtelia in Tangkhul Language. The Pena is a monochord single-stringed spiked lute falling into the same category as the Ravanahatha, Ubo or the Kenda as found in various parts of the country.
It is the traditional music instrument of the Meetei community of Manipur, India and some parts of Bangladesh. The pena is played solo or in a group in folk music. Or as the accompanying musical instrument for Lai Haraoba festivals.