Cili Nongbu (left) is one of the last xianzi makers. Photo: Goldthread Cili Nongbu (left) is one of the last xianzi makers. Photo: Goldthread
Cili Nongbu (left) is one of the last xianzi makers. Photo: Goldthread
Tibet

Xianzi: the dying art of making Tibetan fiddles by hand

  • The fiddle-like xianzi has been part of Tibetan folk culture for centuries. But the number of people who can make the traditional instrument is dwindling
  • One of the last xianzi makers in one village can spend hours in the woods looking for the right material

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Cili Nongbu (left) is one of the last xianzi makers. Photo: Goldthread Cili Nongbu (left) is one of the last xianzi makers. Photo: Goldthread
Cili Nongbu (left) is one of the last xianzi makers. Photo: Goldthread
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