Nose flute

  • 族群:Paiwan
  • 類別:樂器
  • 尺寸:長46.5x寬4.5cm
  • 館藏編號:M086400
  • 館藏位置:2F Livelihoods Utensils and Dwellings10


The double-cylinder nose flute is called “lalingedan” in the Paiwan language. One of the cylinders has three holes while the other has none. The one without holes is called “zemangrau”, which refers to harmony. The tone from this cylinder is constant. The other cylinder is called “tsemiketsikem”, which means to talk and the melody from this barrel is variable. The double-cylinder nose flute was played exclusively by the chieftain’s clan, and only when a chieftain had passed away or when a male of the chieftain’s clan wanted to impress a member of the opposite sex.