Phin pia

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The phin pia is a chest-resonated stick zither with two to five strings. It is considered the national instrument of Northern Thailand.[citation needed] The one string version (equivalent to the Cambodian Kse diev) is the phin namtao.

Multi-stringed phin pia.
Phin phia, Thailand, 19th century. This is a multiple string phin phia.


  • McGraw, Andrew (Summer–Fall 2007). "The Pia's Subtle Sustain: Contemporary Ethnic Identity and the Revitalization of the Lanna "Heart Harp"". Asian Music. 38 (2): 115–142. doi:10.1353/amu.2007.0035.

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