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Large gourd resonator (Lagenaria siceraria) for a mbira, with 31 metal bottle-caps attached with copper wire to modify timbre and produce sympathetic resonance. This instrument was donated by Christopher Timbe of the Zimbabwe College of Music, in Harare.

  • Culture:Shona
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  • Repository:Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Measurements:Height: 205mm. Diameter: app. 380mm