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Ankle rattle

This instrument was collected by Fred Merfield, and is associated with "Mendjim Mey," which appears to refer to both a cultural group and a geographical area, located East of Yaoundé, near the border with the Central African Republic. It is an ankle rattle made of dried fruit shells tied onto a plaited basketry band with twine of vegetable fibers.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:112.111 Strung rattles
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Length (belt): 300mm; Height (at suspended seeds): 145mm