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The 'nunun' is a Catalan wind instrument made from straw, with a tallet[citation needed] at one end which is taken between the lips and blown, producing a sweet tone. This tone is described my its onomatopoeic name.

The nunun was traditionally made in the fields by children at harvest-time; they would take wheat straw and carefully cut it to make small noisemakers known as nunun. The children knew how to cut the straws to produce a variety of tones, and would combine several nunun of different lengths to produce different notes.


Joan Amades: Costumari Català: Auques, instruments musicals i Nadal. Salvat Editores, S.A., Barcelona, 1997. ISBN 84-345-9682-2, plana 140.