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Jew’s harp

This instrument was collected in the field by Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton. It is a mouth-resonated, plucked idiophone made of a grain stalk with an idioglot lamella (i.e. lamella cut from same stalk material). The distal end of the stalk is closed with natural node.

  • Culture:Kwanyama
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:121.21 Idioglot guimbardes
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 170mm