Bamboo Xylophone – Made by the world renowned artisans of Hanoi.
It is known as a Dan T’rung in Vietnam. The t’rung is a traditional bamboo xylophone used by the Jarai people and Bahnar people in Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
This is a unique piece that you will not find anywhere else.
Item comes boxed.
Approx 38cm/15″ tall when assembled. The length along the keys is 25cm.
Made from 100% bamboo, a very ecologically friendly material.
This fair trade example stands 15″ high and has 12 tuned bamboo keys in ladder formation.
It comes flat packed in the box and has dots on each part to show you where it fits.
Easy to assemble & the work of quality artisans we met in Vietnam includes two beaters
This fantastic musical instrument produces a unique sound and is easy to learn.
It consists of strong bamboo tubes of various sizes, of which, each bamboo tube comprises two components, namely air sub-tube and sympathetic slab. The air cylinder closely cooperates with sympathetic slab in providing tubes with standard pitches, and sonorous sounds.
T’rung used to be played on the milpa land or during festival and strictly forbidden to play in houses since the Central Highland’s people believed that each tube was home to a God. Those Gods would help them to protect their milpa lands and drive wild animals and birds away. Therefore, if they played T’rung in their houses, the poultry would not be able to grow up.
Today, however, T’rung is no longer a forbidden instrument, but widely played in solo performance, or in ensemble with other instruments, as well as accompanying singing.
This is not a toy – not suitable for children
Our items are fairly traded and difficult-to-find items. We source every item personally in the country.