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Historical Source Images of Bagpipes

Flemish pipes after Bruegel's paintings
(Above) Flemish Great pipes painted by Pieter Bruegel in the 1560's. This is part of his painting, "The Village Dance." Look at the people too.
Medieval pipes Medieval bagpipes as depicted in the 14th Century Luttrell Psalter

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Durer's Piper
(Above) A wonderfully detailed picture of a piper and his pipes by Albrecht Durer, dated on the picture as 1514.
Chaucer's piper
(Above) More medieval pipes - a picture illustrating Chaucer's 14th century "Canterbury Tales"
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Bellows pipes drawn in Herr Praetorius's Syntagma Musicum looking like a small animal about to feed.

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