kanteles

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Scope note
Traditional Finnish plucked psalteries of irregular trapezoid shape, with two long sides that almost meet at the bottom and a diagonal upperside where the tuning pegs are inserted. Originally furnished with fine horsehair strings, they now may have up to thirteen metal strings.
kanteles
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024