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Slit drum; woodblock

Kliakotka (Belarusian), korobechka (Russian), woodblock, similar to the western orchestral woodblock. Made of a block of light coloured wood, cuboid in shape apart from a slightly barrelled upper face and a shallow chamfer on all edges. A resonating chamber (depth: 52 mm, width: 117 mm, height: 11 mm) is cut into one of the longer sides with parallel upper and lower edges and curved ends. The entire surface is varnished apart from the interior of the chamber. Played with stick (Horniman Museum number: 2003.308.1).

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.243 Slit drums
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 1.3386 x 2.1654 x 5.9055 in.; 34 x 55 x 150 mm