Manufacture : Xirou Kleo
Dimensions: 33 cm. diameter / 38 cm. height
This clay idiophone, a variation on the African udu, has gained worldwide popularity because of its
unique sound - a deep watery bass produced by covering the hole with one's palm, and dry staccato
high notes played by striking the body with one's fingers.
Kleo Xirou's udu are made with red Halkida clay, baked at 1000º C and coated internally with an enamel glaze.
This permits players to actually tune the instrument by partially filling it with water.
The organic clay body is hand-painted with natural pigments.