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The Pamiri rubab is a six-stringed fretless lute from Tajikistan.
Origin: Badakhshan region, Tajikistan
Description: Round bowl covered by hide, six strings made of catgut or nylon, one attached from mid-neck rather than usual head to bridge.
Usage/History: Generally an accompaniment for poetry and singing. Played held across the lap (as seen in attached video).
part of r*bab family (https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/30cb46c6-2694-4348-a7c6-3fb12666d7e5)
Rubab (central Afghanistan) (https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/742e637-c7b4-422c-ad56-f7fafbd961bb)