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PHIN PIA (พิณเปี๊ยะ)
Phin Pia is a plucked string instrument that has 2-7 strings anchored to the instrument neck and a body that is made of half a coconut shell.
The open part of the shell is held against the musician's chest to form a variable soundbox, creating different musical tones. This musical instrument is originated from the Lanna Kingdom in the northern part of Thailand.
A string musical instrument called "Phin Pia" used to be popular in the northern royal court in ancient times. Later, it was spread to the villagers who were quite rich and capable of playing musical instruments. It can be said that the headstock of Phin Pia on the top of the string instrument was an important component that was rare and very expensive.
Phin Pia is a hard instrument to learn but its sound is very pleasant. Anyone who could play it would be praised especially.
This made young Lanna men sought this instrument to practice because it would be beneficial for them during the visit to impress young maidens in the village in the night. This was a popular custom after working in the rice field in the day.
In Lanna Language, "Pia: เปี๊ยะ" means to show off.
A young man from the village who had musical skill would travel to the young maiden's house to play this instrument to her family in the night. There was light from the lamps in the village that night. They called it "The visit to maiden's house" to find the marriage partner.