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  • Chinese: 笛子 (dizi)

The dizi is a Chinese end-blown flute used in kunqu theatre.

Dizi can be made of a variety of materials. In addition to the finger holes, dizi feature an extra hole along the body of the instrument covered over with a tissue-thin piece of bamboo, or another material, which adds a buzz to the instrument's sound.

A bamboo dizi on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


  • Gallery labels, Musical Instruments gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art.