1892.36.3 .1 1892.36.3 .2

Monochord fiddle [.1]. The bow is [.2] [CAR 14/10/2008]

Place details: AFRICA. Malawi / Lake Nyasa, Likoma Islands. Local Name: CHINGENUNGWENU Materials: Wood Plant / Palm Leaf Plant / Bamboo Plant / Reptile Skin / ?. Processes: Carpentered / Hollowed / Stretched / Twisted / Tied / Perforated / ?. Dimensions: Max L [.1] = 790 mm Max W [.1] = 115 mm Max D [.1] = 270 mm Max L [.2] = 280 mm Max W [.2] = 40 mm Field Collector: Leonard Hanbury Frere Universities Mission to Central Africa When Collected: 1891 Other Owners: Cuthbert Edgar Peek PRM Source: Cuthbert Edgar Peek Acquired: Donated 1892/10/3

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Bowed Lute / Bow / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Fiddle.

Object description: Monochord fiddle [.1], with wooden resonator and single reptile skin membrane. Neck of bamboo and one wooden tuning peg. A length of twisted palm leaf 'string' has been tied across the instrument. The bow is [.2] [CAR 14/10/2008]