423.121.12 End-blown straight labrosone with mouthpiece

Rkang-gling, end-blown trumpet. A pair with MT204-1998.

The rkang-gling is a short trumpet associated with Tibetan Buddhism. Most examples are made of metal and are played in pairs, like other wind instruments in the Tibetan monastery band. One of their functions is to announce the appearance of the dancers in ‘cham, ritual dances.

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