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Bow for kamanche

This bow was bought in 1911 along with the instrument at the Stevens sales rooms in London. It is a bow of variable tension for a kamanche spike-fiddle, made of a cane with animal hair strings attached to metal rings at the grip (one of brass, other of iron alloy). The grip lacing is made with thread. While playing, the bow hair tension can be adjusted by finger pressure from the playing hand at this grip.

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    Powell-Cotton Museum
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    North Africa
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  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 575mm