The end of the tubes with the blowing hole burnt in the node.
On the right: the Tongali from the Kalingga
Photographs copyright: F. de Jager
Nose flute, ethnic group unknown, probably Bontoc,
viewed from both sides
vertical flute, nose flute
Long bamboo tubes, closed at one end by the node in which the
blowing hole is burnt. The flute has three finger holes. The
blowing hole is placed under an angle against the nose and the
player gently blows into the tube.
Dimensions (from top to bottom):
- flute 1: length: 71 cm., diameter: 2 cm.
- flute 2: length: 51,5 cm., diameter: 2 cm.
The kalleleng is held against the nostril;
the other nostril is plugged
Photograph copyright: F. de Jager
Courtesy Philippine Council for Living Traditions
Ethnic group: Bontoc
Location: North Luzon (Cordillera)
Similar instruments are played by:
- Kalingga, North Luzon, Cordillera;tongali
- Kankanay, North Luzon, Cordillera
- Negrito, Tayabas, Camarines, Luzon
- Tagbanua, Palawan; beberek
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