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Leg rattle

Leg rattle made of three dried gourds (Lagenaria siceraria) mounted on a wooden rod. Black rubber band is laced on the rod in between the gourds to keep them in place. Attaching string/cord is missing. All gourds have small holes throughout the surface. This instrument was donated by Christopher Timbe of the Zimbabwe College of Music, in Harare.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:112.13 Vessel rattles
  • Repository:Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Measurements:Height: 270mm. Gourd diameter: 90mm