Sgra-Snyan Date: century Geography: Tibet Culture: Tibetan Medium: Wood, skin Dimensions: L. 109 cm in.) Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-unfretted Credit Line: Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1989 Accession Number:
The đàn gáo ("coconut shell lute") is a bowed string instrument, a part of the traditional Vietnamese orchestra. It originated in South Viet Nam. It can be played alone, as part of an orchestra, or to accompany cải lương (Vietnamese folk opera).