This instrument was collected in the field by Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton, and is used for beating time during the "efundula" dances of the Kwanyama people. It is a pair of wooden rhythm sticks ("omwolo"), or claves, cut to roughly equal lengths, stripped of bark and rendered smooth. One of the sticks is made of denser wood.
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.11 Concussion sticks or stick clappers
- Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
- Measurements:Length(s): 245mm and 220mm