Guide to the Boha
Adrian Villeneuve - Congo du Haut Agenais
The boha originated the Landaise region of South West France. It appears in early photographs of shepherds wearing their districtive fleece coats and stilts for keeping track of their far ranging flocks. No other traditional French pipe resembles the boha, which is more closely related in structure to the pipes of Eastern Europe, notably Hungary. It is currently undergoing a strong revival, partly due to having been significantly redesigned since the 1970s.