An Istrian mih chanter. From a rough wooden blank to its final shape. Made in 2013.
A diple bagpipe chanter – an example of one of the two known types of diple chanters of White Carniola (Bela krajina). The instrument is and most likely has been played “parallely” with each hands covering toneholes on its own bore, using the same
A reconstruction of a “mih” bagpipe from Golac, following a single preserved chanter part, kept in Ethnological Museum of Slovenia. The instrument is essentially a
Years ago I played with a spalted log of a whitebeam tree (Sorbus aria). Not so impressive wood by its hardness, but visually appealing.
A diple chanter made of lime wood I made in 2014. The wood is not much impressive by itself. But it does turn out pretty cooperative when drilling the parallel bores with a hand drill gun.
Here are some pictures of a mih bagpipe I’ve made years ago. After finishing the wooden parts comes the assembling part. Images tell more than a thousands of words.