Item:Frosted glass koto depicting gold limned cranes

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frosted glass koto depicting gold limned cranes
Look: Made from thick frosted glass, the koto curves upward, leaving the bottom a semi-curved hollow to allow ease when playing while seated. Seventeen triangular tomiek bridges accompany each thin spun glass string, contrasting with gold limned scenes of cranes languidly relaxing, or with wings outstretched.
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Special Properties:
  • This is a musical instrument (or a tool to play, repair, or clean one).
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Sources: Source is Instrument case of white mistglass with flame-shaped indurium clasps

RECALL KOTO: Favored by Elotheans of the House of the Silk Strings, the koto is a two-handed string instrument with a curved body. Most koto use thirteen strings, which are strung over the same number of moveable bridges along the width of the instrument and allow the musician to adjust the string pitches. More complex koto use seventeen strings, but can go up to thirty-six. Koto may be made of wood, metal or glass, with wood being the most common material used. While the strings of a koto are most commonly silk to give a light sound, some glass or metal koto use metal or glass strings, which complement the body material and make for a more tonal yet ethereal sound. Koto require a pick to be played.