The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(also sapai, sabai), a percussion instrument. It is a type of rattle, consisting of two wooden rods to which are loosely attached one or two metal rings with small metal ringlets. The instrument is widespread in Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, and China.
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