BAGPIPE from BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA

DIPLE

Double chanter without bass drone, typical of "the Diple group of bell-less pipes ranging along the Adriatic littoral from Istria to Montenegro and inland over Bosnia-Hercegovina". (1)

The bag made of sheepskin is closed at the hind end with a wooden disk. Forelegs closed with wild boar teeth tied from inside the bag.

The blowpipe is carved in wood and the chanter, made of fruitwood (probably plum), has two parallel bores with two period simple reeds.

Provenance: Former J. Carelmann collection.

(1)Biblio:Anthony Baine: BAGPIPES, Oxford University Press, 1973.