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Nay Flutes (nai, nye, nay, gagri tuiduk, or
karghy tuiduk) and Kawla (Kawala)

Nay flutes - also known as nai, nye, nay, gagri tuiduk, or karghy tuiduk are the only wind instrument played in Arab music. They are considered to be the perfect wind instrument since their richly harmonic tone, mellow and slightly husky, more closely approximates the sound of the human voice than any other instrument. Despite their relatively simple construction, the nay flute's clear sound gives it a special place in the Arab-Muslim world as an orchestral and solo instrument. Nay flutes have seven holes - six fingerholes and a thumbhole - and is an endblown flute that has no mouthpiece, but only a lip rest.

The use of the nay flute by the Egyptians dates back to the third century B.C. The flute's name comes from the Persian word "ney", meaning reed. The nay flute's development is linked to that of Islamic civilization itself, in which it was both a popular as well as a serious and sacred traditional instrument. It is also very expressive not only of the daydreams of shepherds but also of classical aesthetic refinement or the mystical inspiration of the dervishes, Sufis and initiates of various Islamic denominations, including the "whirling dervishes" of Turkey. The Sufi and Dervish Islamic denominations in Turkey and Iran have used the nay to induce trance-like states of ecstasy since the 11th century.

The Kawla or Kawala - also called salamiya - is an end-blown cane flute used in Arabic music. It is similar to the nay flute but has six finger holes, while the ney has seven (including one in the back.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Health and sanitary regulations prohibit the exchange or return for credit of any mouth blown instrument. In addition, because of shipping problems in the past, we no long ship Duduks outside the United States.

NOTE: Because of shipping problems in the past, we no long ship Nay Flutes outside the United States.

Mid-East Kawla, Large ( KWLL ) Mid-East Kawla, Large
Bamboo cane flute, decorated with geometric patterns. This is an end blown flute. You blow across the open end the same way you would blow a Nay flute (or the way you blow across the mouth of a bottle to make it sound). Each one is signed by the maker, in Arabic. Approximately 18 1/3" long. Made in Egypt. (Out of Stock)
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$21.90
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Mid-East Kawla, Small ( KWLS ) Mid-East Kawla, Small
Bamboo cane flute, decorated with geometric patterns. This is an end blown flute. You blow across the open end the same way you would blow a Nay flute (or the way you blow across the mouth of a bottle to make it sound). Each one is signed by the maker, in Arabic. Approximately 14 3/4" long. Made in Egypt. (Out of Stock)
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$17.90
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Mid-East Nay Flutes, Egyptian Style, Set of 7 ( NAYS ) Mid-East Nay Flutes, Egyptian Style, Set of 7
Straight bamboo pipes. 6 front holes, 1 back hole. The sound is made by blowing in the end of the flute. Hold the bottom edge of the flute under your bottom lip and blow over the cut at the top edge. Lengths are approximate and may vary: 30", 27", 25", 22", 21", 19", 16". Made in Egypt.
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$53.00
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Mid-East Nay Flutes, Egyptian Pro Set of 7 with Case ( NAYS-P ) Mid-East Nay Flutes, Egyptian Pro Set of 7 with Case
Straight bamboo pipes. 6 front holes, 1 back hole. The sound is made by blowing in the end of the flute. Hold the bottom edge of the flute under your bottom lip and blow over the cut at the top edge. Lengths are approximate and may vary: 26.5", 23.5", 21", 19.75", 17.5", 16", 15.5". Made in Egypt.
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