The bagpipe
Livno, the first half of the 20th century
wood, goat hide
cutting, carving, tanning


length of the diple = 24 cm
length of the bag (mijeh) = 55 cm


Et 8188
The Collection of Musical Instruments


The bagpipes consist of bellows made of goat hide, a wooden chanter, and a wooden blowpipe through which the air is blown into the bellows. The holes where goat’s legs used to be are closed with a small round wooden plank and a pig’s tooth. The finger-holes are arranged 6:2.


In Livanjsko polje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the bagpipes were usually played at weddings.