Qeej 5 Dos | HMong Kheng
Qeej prices normally fall between $500 and $2,000 depending on size, maker, and region, as crafting a qeej is extremely labor intesive and takes years of experience to do well. Take $100 off this price (the cost of shipping) if you pick up this qeej in person in Wiconsin–email me to set up a time–this is recommended, so that you may try it out.
Generally speaking, Hmong from Xieng Khouang province and westward will consider this a ~5 dos qeej, because they meausure from the windchamber to the end of the longest pipe, the ntiv npug. On the contrary, Hmong from Houa Phan province and eastward (in both Laos and Vietnam) will consider this a ~6 dos qeej, because they measure the entirety of the qeej's length.
This qeej is brand new, made in 2020 by artisan Ntxoov Vas Vaj from Ban Phameuang, Bolikhamsai province. I like every thing about this qeej, except the ntiv luav leaks just a tiny tiny little bit of air—this can be easily fixed with some wax or similar fix.
Rab qeej no yog qeej Ntxoov Vas Vaj, qeej ntev 5 dos txhais, ua tau tshiab tshiab xyoo 2020 xwb, tsis tau ncag ib lub ntees li. Tus tswv ua qeej, Ntxoov Vas Vaj no nyob rau Zos Doos Pham Mej Phas, xeev ບໍລິຄໍາໄຊ, teb chaws Nplog. Lub taub qeej no yog siv ntoo kab tawm swm los txuas, los xws li tej co HMoob paub, mas yog hu ua "ntoo tsw quav," vim hais tias thaum yus muab nws hlawv, mas nws tsw tsw quav heev li. Yog koj xav sim rab qeej no, email kuv es wb mam teem ib lub sib hawm—yog koj tuaj yuav ntawm kuv mus, kuv mam luv tus nqi $100, uas yog luv tus nqi xa pasxabnis.
Take $100 off the total price if you pick up in person (recommended). This qeej will be shipped priority 2–3 days, insured, and with signature confirmation required. All 8 reeds on their respective pipes will be individually wrapped in paper for protection. Furthermore, each pipe is individually wrapped in bubblewrap, as well as the windchamber. In the unlikely case that the qeej arrives cracked, I will require you return it before issuing a refund—return shipping will be provided by me.