"It’s absolutely insane and stunningly beautiful. I have never played the oud but I love the instrument, and I was a belly dancer for a time in my younger days, so it’s got a special place in my heart. There’s a melancholy to it and it is really fun to play. It’s 11 strings so there’s more depth in the sound and I am well on my way to becoming a
"I found it while power shopping at the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur for souvenirs for family and friends. It was this two story indoor shopping center full of tourists. What's cool was I found this traditional art and wood carvings store hidden on the second floor, filled with a ton of stuff--almost too much for the eye to take in. It was hanging in this dark dusty corner, like there should be an employees only sign over the area. The shopkeeper didn't take me seriously at first when I asked him to take it down, kept playing Galaga on his ipad. By the time I left it was bought and disassembled so I could fit it in my suitcase, and this guy was my new best friend...probably because of the price tag on the skull. But I think it's worth every penny. It's a work of art and one of a kind. "