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For the first time ever an Iranian bagpipe enters mim's collections !

On Tuesday 26th of March 2019 the mim received a visit from a representative of the Iranian embassy and Iranian bagpipe player Mohsen Sharifian. Mr. Sharifian offered one of his ney-anbān as a gift to the mim. The term "ney-anbān" literally means "bag pipe", but more specifically refers to a type of droneless double-chantered bagpipes played in Southern Iran. This copy hails from the village of Boushehr.

The bag of the instrument is made from a goat skin and was conceived in 2018 by Abd Al Nabi. It was entirely painted by Abbas Jamhiri. The double clarinet attached to the bag was made in 2011 by Mohammad Reza Bayat and is tuned in A Major.

It is the very first Iranian bagpipe to join our collections. The mim has a widely varied collection of bagpipes, including for example the djoura gaïda of Bulgaria and the tsambouna of Greece which can be seen in our permanent rooms.

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