Cegléd Jug

Cegléd water jug is a 7-9 litre metal container for water, used as a musical instrument in Romani folk music of Hungary.
This jug was first manufactured by a János Rónay in Cegléd in the 1910’s, and in the 1970’s it became a rhythm musical instrument among Romani. Károly Rostás ("Huttyán") was the first to use a Cegléd as a musical instrument.
Cegléd jugs when hit with a palm produce a wide variety of sounds, depending on the place hit (handle, body, rim). The jugs are considered to be idiophones and wind instruments, because of the combination of metal sound and deep dull sound they make.