412.132 Sets of free reeds

Khaen type mouth organ. Strips of bamboo act as spacers between the two rows beneath the upper and lower bindings. Lathed and carved decorations at the pointed end of the air chamber. Rectangular vent holes cut into the pipes at the tapered end. All finger holes down sides apart from on the two longest pipes, where they are on the same side as the mouth hole. Horizontal lines have been lightly cut into the surface of the pipes to act as guides for cutting the finger holes. Single digit numbers appear above or below most of the finger holes, but most have become illegible.

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