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The Ikhel

1800

The National Museum of Mongolia

The National Museum of Mongolia

The Ikhel, a similar instrument to the morin khuur (horse-head fiddle) is widely played in Western Mongolia, especially among such ethnic groups as the Dorvod, Bayad, Zahchin, Urianhai, Oold and Myangad. The Ikhel is used in both dance music and for ceremonies.; it has a pair of strings made from horse tail hair and is played with a bow. The Ikhel is also very similar to the suuh fiddle that is used by the Buryads in northern and eastern Mongolia.

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  • Title: The Ikhel
  • Date: 1800
  • Location: "Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia"

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