423.121.11 End-blown straight labrosones without mouthpiece

Trumpet (takht or zil 'high' karnai)

The karna originated in Persia and its use spread across Central and Southern Asia as a result of the growth of Islam in the region. It survived as a military instrument in Persia until the early 20th century, but is now only found in Tajik and Uzbek cultures in Central Asia. These examples are from Uzbekistan where they are known as karnai and are particularly associated with wedding celebrations.

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