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This instrument possibly originates from the Barotseland region in the western part of Zambia. It is a board lamellaphone, also known as kalimba in Zambia, made with a carved, scallop-shell-shaped wooden board with raised edges and a central soundhole, having fifteen lamellas made of iron alloy. The pressure bar and the bridge are also made of iron alloy, and while the first is attached to the resonator with metal wire, the latter is inserted into the wood surface. The backrest is carved from the board. This type of small kalimba is usually attached to a small gourd resonator.

  • Measurements:Height: 125mm; Depth: 40mm