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Asatayak is a percussion instrument. It looked like a baton – a stick with the flat head decorated with ornament and metal rings, pendants. It had open and acute sound. In order to make the sound louder, baksy were using konyrau – small bells fixed to the head of asatayak.
When shaking the instrument, konyrau were amplifying the melody with the metal ring. Asatayak and dangyra (tambourine) were the attributes of shaman rituals. That was why they were not widely used amongst the people.
Already in the last century both instruments started to be forgotten gradually and they were replaced with kobyz, which took the role of these percussive instruments. Asatayak is a ritual noise-producing instrument taking the form of a rod, covered with metal suspensions, which is widely used by shaman in their healing rites. 
Asatayak is a percussion instrument. It looked like a baton – a stick with the flat head decorated with ornament and metal rings, pendants. It had open and acute sound. In order to make the sound louder, baksy were using konyrau – small bells fixed to the head of asatayak.
When shaking the instrument, konyrau were amplifying the melody with the metal ring. Asatayak and dangyra (tambourine) were the attributes of shaman rituals. That was why they were not widely used amongst the people.
Already in the last century both instruments started to be forgotten gradually and they were replaced with kobyz, which took the role of these percussive instruments.Asatayak a percussion instrument.Asatayak a percussion instrument. 

Authority: 
The brief encyclopedia Kazakh SSR, volume 4, Culture, Alma-Ata, 1990. B.Sarybaev. National Library of Republic Kazakhstan.