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Raft zither

Idiochord double raft zither made of a panel of thirteen cane internodes bound together with rattan strip at the ends. From the cane tubes, slivers of bark were sliced from both sides, and raised over transverse bridges (four in total, two on each side), also made of cane, to form a total of twenty-six strings (one broken). Some of the strings have rattan strip wound at the edges, most probably to keep the slivers from splitting completely.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:313.1 ldiochord raft zithers
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 485mm; Height: 30mm