: jiǎohú) is a Chinese bowed string instrument
in the huqin
family of instruments. It has two strings and its sound box is made from a the horn of a cow
. The open front end of the sound box is covered with snake skin. The instrument is used primarily by the Gelao
people of the southern Chinese province of Guangxi
The instrument's name is derived from the Chinese words jiǎo (角, meaning "horn") and hú (胡, short for huqin).