This flute is smaller than most other Nepalese end blown flutes and is widely played and favoured by the Jyapu caste of the Kathmandu Valley. It is made by hollowing out a piece of Satisaal wood (about 30cm long) with a sharp iron bar and is decorated by winding silver wire around it. There are eight finger holes, a hole for wind release near the mouthpiece and a thumbhole at the back. The tone of the Kaku Baya is rather flat, sounding like an echo, but is very pleasing to the ear. When it is played during wedding ceremonies it is accompanied by the Konchaa Khin.
10 AM -17 PM (Sunday- Friday)
13 PM- 16 PM (Every Saturday)
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.