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Saz decorated with mother-of-pearl. Collection of the ASMMC.

One of the most ancient stringed musical instruments, which is played with a plectrum-pick. The saz is played by ashigs. There are several sizes of saz: big (8-11 strings), average (8-9 strings) and small (4-7 strings). The instrument is composed of 2 parts: a bowl and a neck. The bowl is curved from mulberry wood and a neck is made from walnut wood. The surface is usually decorated with mother-of-pearl.

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