- The skudučiai (a kind of panpipes) is an old field musical instrument that was quite popular as far back as the end of the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century it gradually fell out of use remaining somewhat longer in North-East Lithuania, the land of sutartinės.
The skudučiai is a set of pipes of various size, each stopped at the bottom, tuned to a particular note and played by a group of performers.
The skudučiai is made of young ash wood. The skudučiai is blown keeping it in a vertical position. The mouth-hole is pressed to the lower lip.
The skudučiai have ancient and original folk playing tradition. A set of the skudučiai pipes are not tied together and, as a rule, they are blown not by one player but by a group of them. In this way polyphonic music of original harmony of seconds can be produced.
- 23-piece set
- Vilnius, Lithuania