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This is a typical gourd-resonated, frame xylophone set used in Western Africa. It has fifteen wooden keys attached and suspended with hide lacing on a trapezoid-shaped wooden frame with arched struts at each end. Each key has a respective, graded-size gourd resonator underneath (four missing), which has a circular opening to receive a mirliton membrane.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.212 Sets of percussion sticks
  • Repository:Saffron Walden Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 910mm; Height: 257mm; Depth: 430mm