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The M. Paula Survilla Collection of World Instruments

Bowed Psaltery

Bowed Psaltery

Note: our bowed psaltery comes with a bow, but psalterys were originally (and still are) played by plucking the strings. This instrument is a type of zither and is part of many cultures around the world.

Jill Westen demonstrates how to use a bowed psaltery Jette Irgens tries out the bowed psaltery

World Wednesdays, Winter 2015.

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