Name: Shialtish.
Type: Aerophones > Flutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Country: Mari El, Russian Federation.
Region: Volga, Ural Region, Eurasia.

Description: The shialtish wooden duct flute of the Mari people who live in Volga-Ural region in the Russian Federation. The flute is made from the stem of an angelica plant or wood. It has two to five finger holes and it is 40 cm to 60 cm in length. Formerly very widespread. It was sometimes used as a bird lure.

Citations: Bibliography: New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments Page 372 Shepor ; Websites:

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