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Vilingi or piringi

Such whistles are made by girls who play them whilst dancing. Shrill whistles are meant to accompany the drumming. Two hollow sticks of cane are attached at one end with bee propolis or tree gum resin through which is threaded a single strand of red glass beads.

  • Culture:Kanga
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  • Materials:wood; glass; resin (bee propolis or tree gum resin)
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  • Repository:Royal Albert Memorial Museum