Wooden folk musical instrument ´´Fujara´´
The oldest reports of fujara are probably already from the 10th century by the Arab writers Roste and Kardis. The roots of the fujara need to be further explored in the process of creating families of woodwind instruments at the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries. In the process of transforming from an angular form to today's, its particular creator is not known. Currently it is very famous in Slovenská Ľupča, in Central Slovakia. However, several sources state that Podpoľanie, Northern part of mountain area, is its home.
"Fujara" is a very large tonal bass flute with 3 holes at the bottom. It has unique musical and acoustic elements. Its tube generally has a length of 160 to 200 cm and is complemented by a shorter tube with a length of 40-80 cm, which serves as a channel that directs the air flow to the edge of its own bass flute. In the past, the fujara was a tool of shepherds, and its sound was to calm down the sheep to graze better.