Chinese Cultural Information
The Chinese erhu is a vertical fiddle with no finger board. It is like a Chinese violin.
One part of the erhu is the sound body like a drum. On the sound body there are two openings, one in the back and one in the front. In the front opening there is farm grown python skin and the back is left open.
Pictures of Chinese buddha, erhu and chopsticks
Buddha was a young prince who many Buddhists believe in. Buddhists will also believe in karma and the saying known as "rebirth". Rebirth is believed to happen when someone lives a proper life
Materials for the erhu are: silk for strings, cedar for the bow and python skin is used for the sound body
Chopsticks are made out of many materials, some are not as expensive as others. Materials are: bamboo, cedar, sandal wood, gold, silver, bronze, jade and ivory. Ivory is very expensive because it comes from elephant tusks