The dude
unknown site, the 1st half of the 19th century
wood, leather
drilling, turning, tanning


length of the bellows = 60 cm
length of the trumpet = 69,4 cm


The Collection of Musical instruments by Franjo Ksaver Kuhač


The dude are an aerophone consisting of bellows, chanter and berde.

The bellows are made of animal skin. The outside of the skin is turned inwards so the air blown in could hit the smooth walls. The air is blown in through a blowpipe. The bellows have three holes into which the chanter, berde and blowpipe are inserted. Berde are made of dark wood. The instrument is missing a blowpipe, chanter and horn.


Just like the gajde, the dude were used during wedding ceremonies and other civil ceremonies. During church ceremonies both the gajde and the dude were played in the church. They were subsequently replaced by organ in cities and towns.