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Mouth organ

Mouth organ, local name lachi. Gourd wind chamber with integral mouthpipe. Five bamboo pipes are fixed into the gourd with black wax, each with a fingerhole. The pipes act as acoustic couplers to the free reeds that are set into them within the gourd.

  • Culture:Akha
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:412.132 Sets of free reeds
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 407 mm x 234 mm x 94 mm