Guide to the Bulgarian Gajda

Bulgarian Gadja. The bag is a whole goat, carefully skinned in one piece (more peeled than skinned) with the chanter tied into the neck hole, the blow-pipe and drone tied into the foreleg holes and the back end tied off. It is known as a dry bag, meaning the leather isn’t tanned, but simply turned inside out with the fur on the inside handling the moisture, and only seasoned occasionally on the outside with lanolin.

Bulgarian Gadja. The bag is a whole goat, carefully skinned in one piece (more peeled than skinned) with the chanter tied into the neck hole, the blow-pipe and drone tied into the foreleg holes and the back end tied off. It is known as a dry bag, meaning the leather isn’t tanned, but simply turned inside out with the fur on the inside handling the moisture, and only seasoned occasionally on the outside with lanolin.

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