Quick Facts about this Artisan
Years of Experience: 50
Craft/Material: Traditional Uzbek musical instruments
Learned from: Father
Background: Mirfaiz was playing music with him at weddings since he was a little child. Halima learned to play music shortly after they got married over 25 years ago.
Inspiration: Family and Traditions
Aspirations: Make a decent living doing what they love.
This is a professional Rubab. The body is made from a solid mulberry tree with catfish skin and nylon strings. This great quality instrument can be used for playing at concerts and weddings. The rubab is a short-necked lute whose body is carved out of a single piece of wood, with a membrane, covering the hollow bowl of the sound-chamber, upon which the bridge is positioned. It has three melody strings tuned in fourths, three drone strings and 11 or 12 sympathetic strings. The instrument is made from the trunk of a mulberry tree, the head from an animal skin such as a goat skin, and the strings either gut (from the intestines of young goats, brought to the size of thread) or nylon.
Delicate Postal Service (15-21 days)
Measurements & Details
Height: 30 in
Width: 30 in
Weight: 1.4 lb
Depth: 60 in