Buhai, friction drum. The cylindrical shell is made of wooden staves arranged lengthwise, and it is open at the base. The single membrane is of rabbit skin with fur displayed. The membrane is held by a hoop formed from a narrow length of wood bent into a circular shape and fixed around the rim. A length of pink fabric and a multi-coloured ribbon are wrapped around middle of the shell. A hank of horse-hair is attached to the centre of the membrane.
The name 'buhai' means ‘bull', and it is the bellowing of this animal that the instrument is thought to resemble. To make this sound, the player’s wetted hands are pulled alternately along the strand of horsehair that passes through the skin. The buhai is traditionally played at New Year celebrations.