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Aijekk
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The instrument’s body is so flamboyantly decorated with beads that it could well be considered a masterpiece of crafts.

History of the Object
Aijekk, a string instrument, is held vertically on the knee of a performer, and is played with a horsetail bow. This Persian instrument spread to Central Asia including Bukhara and Xinjiang, Western China.

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Type
Musical instruments 
Materials
Wood, Metal 
Measurements
Width 14.5 cm. Length 59 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Urumuch 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th century 
Function
Musical iInstrument 
Acquisition
Purchased in Urumuch, China in 2007 
Copyright
MMIW 
Acknowledgements
Grove dictionary of musical instruments 
Owner
MMIW 
Museum
Museum of Musical Instruments of the World 
Credit line
MMIW 

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