yu (wooden tiger scraped with bamboo whisk)

~ Percussion instrument


From atleast 600 BC, it is made of wood to resemble a tiger with its spine made into notches. Notches are scraped to produce sound, it was used in ensemble with zhu.


Hornbostel-Sachs 112.211

Annotation last modified on 2017-12-14 12:32 UTC.


from: China
type of: friction idiophone
Wikidata: Q848250 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:台南市孔廟文物收藏樂器.JPG [info]