The lyre - lijerica
The island of Mljet, 19th century
lenght = 42 cm
lenght of the bow = 58 cm
The Collection of Musical Instruments
The lijerica is somewhat smaller. Its neck and body are crafted from one block of wood, and the soundboard from another. There are three pegs (“čivija”) and three strings. The bow is crafted from one block of wood, and the strings are made of black horsehair.