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Beautiful Handcrafted Indian Pungi – Often Ignored as an Instrument for Snake Charmer But a Wonderful Wind Instrument – Watch VIDEO in Desc

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The pungi is an Indian folk music instrument. The instrument is made from a gourd. It is also a double-reed instrument

Also known as the been (बीन), it is a wind instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent. The instrument consists of a reservoir into which air is blown and then channelled into two reed pipes. It is played with no pauses, as the player employs circular breathing. In street performances, the pungi is used for snake charming.

Construction:

The pungi is constructed from a solid coconut cover, to which pieces of bamboo are joined, and has two components: a hollow vessel constructed from a gourd, and double-reed pipes (jivala) with eight to nine holes.

Check here how a pungi is made – https://youtu.be/9TWhZQRhbho

Here is a folk villager playing a pungi – https://youtu.be/qKrCy0T25uw

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