Type: Huqin > Bowed > Chordophones.
Family: 胡琴 Huqin.
Bayin: 絲 Silk.
Region: Far East Asia.
Description: The huluhu [in Chinese: traditional 葫蘆胡; simplified 葫芦胡; pinyin: húlúhú] It is used primarily by the Zhuang people of the southern Chinese province of Guangxi. The name of this instrument is derived from the Chinese words húlú [“gourd”] and hú [short for huqin]. As such it belongs to the Huqin family of bowed stringed instruments. Having two strings, its sound box is made from a gourd. With a face made of thin wood.