Morin khuur (马头琴)

The morin khuur (Mongolian)(马头琴) is a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument.  It is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. The instrument consists of a trapezoid wooden-framed sound box to which two strings are attached. It is held nearly upright with the sound box in the musician’s lap or between the musician’s legs. The strings are made from hairs from nylon or horses’ tails,  strung parallel, and run over a wooden bridge on the body up a long neck, past a second smaller bridge, to the two tuning pegs in the scroll, which is usually carved into the form of a horse’s

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