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TRADITIONS & UTENSILS

 

 

 

  so sahm saai

 

Thailand

The so sahm saai has three strings and is the hardest to play among the different types of traditional fiddle-like, bowed string instruments, such as the so and so.

 

Due to this, it is frequently used to show off ones knowledge or high social status, and well-off musicians often have their instruments custom-made from superior materials. This one, made from ivory and elaborately carved into a dragon head and decorated with gold, was commissioned for King Prajadhipok (Rama VII).

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3) and (4), and TRAVEL PICTURE.

 

  so sahm saai