Shepherd's Zhaleika Duet (Пастушья песня). The zhaleika (Жалейка) is a Russian wind instrument also known as a "folk clarinet" or hornpipe. The zhaleika was eventually incorporated into the balalaika band. Like the Scottish bagpipes, it has only an octave's worth of notes. Its timbre is described as "sad and compassionate". Unusual pastoral painted pendant of two shepherds playing their instruments. Yaroslavl region. 1980s. 1⅝"x1¼". One only.