Ancient Lithuanian Kanklės / Typology

Three types

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Picture: the first type kanklės.

The first type kanklės with 5 - 6 strings, of a small boat or coffin types.

Picture: the second type kanklės.

The kanklės of the second type differs mainly from the kanklės of the first type. They are with 9 - 12 strings, flat - bottomed, having the shape of relict fishes.

Picture: the third type kanklės.

The same as the second type, only with the twisted point, are the kanklės of third type.

See to Fig. 1: The spreading of the kankles of the Baltic sea nations

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