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:: Military signaling wind instrument - Buki

Buki is a kind of wind instrument that represents a long brass pipe. It originally comes from the north-west part of Georgia, the region of Svaneti. Mostly, Buki was played in military campaigns. It was used in military operations and served as the alarm tool. Buki issues a very deafening (stunning) sound, particularly, it was played for this reason. By this sound solders were informing everyone about the beginnings of military actions, if the enemy came nearer or if the armies had to prepare for approach. In XII century this tool belonged the group of military tools. It originally comes from the north-west part of Georgia, the region of Svaneti.

Inside the funnel-shaped part of pipe, up to first part it is inserted wooden stem, (trunk), and in the second part of pipe it is inserted copper trunk. Length of the instrument is 1270мм, diameter of a funnel 220мм, and diameter of a blowing place is 28мм.

Military signaling wind instrument - Buki
Military signaling wind instrument - Buki
Military signaling wind instrument - Buki
Military signaling wind instrument - Buki

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