Apkhyarta

Name: Apkhyarta.
Type: Chordophones > Lute > Bowed.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.7
Country: Abkhazia.
Region: Caucasus.

Description: The Apkhyarta [Ap’hyarsta] is a bowed long necked lutes of one or two strings from Abkhazia. Has a spindle narrow-shaped frame and it is played with a bow. The Apkhyarta is usually carved from alder wood.

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