To make this melody instrument of the Limbu ethnic group three bamboo pipes each about 4cm thick are attached together side by side. Each is longer than the previous one (approximately 12, 15 and 18cm) like panpipes. Musicians can reproduce different bird songs when playing the Phaamuka and it is also used to convey secrets and other signals. Like most Nepali folk instruments, the Phaamuka is made by the musician himself. He also decorates it in his own individual style, with materials he finds in his local surroundings. There is often competition amongst players to make the most beautiful instrument. Some players use longer and some shorter bamboo pipes. Some select thick-walled bamboo while others prefer thin-walled. The choice is often influence by a musicians liking for a particular birdsong and his wish to emulate his favourite birdsong
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In Nepali artworks, Lord Buddha and all Buddhist monks or Lamas and especially Medicine Buddha carry a begging bowl; this traditional brass bowl was and is also used for healing as well as for collecting their daily food. The bowl was placed on the part of the body that was sick and was made to resonate by beating with a stick or by chanting healing mantra across it.