whistle (bird call whistle)

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 420 Edge-tone instruments that are not flutes
Maker: Szwajca Augustyn
Date: 1983
Village / Town: Tresna
Region: the Carpathian region (Beskid Żywiecki)
Country: Poland
Owner: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec – The Old Castle, Department of Ethnography
Inventory number: MŻ-E/1940
Description: two metal discs with an opening in the middle, joined (hammered) together along the rims
Measurements: 30 mm
Materials: metal
Sound compass, tuning: individual sounds whose pitch depends on the instrument's size
Performance practice: attracting fowl to the feeder
Catalog card by: Lucjan Grajny / Zbigniew Jerzy Przerembski

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