1902.16.5

Pastoral implement of clarinet type.

Place details: EUROPE. Sweden / Dalarna (Dalecarlia) Lima. Cultural Group: European Swedish: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Goat Horn Animal / Iron Metal / ?. Processes: Perforated / Carved / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 130 mm Field Collector: Henry Balfour When Collected: 1900 Other Owners: Henry Balfour PRM Source: Henry Balfour Acquired: Donated May 1902

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Single Reed / CLASS: Music / Agriculture and Horticulture / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 4. MUSIC NAME: Clarinet Single reed.

Object description: Pastoral implement of rude clarinet type, of curved goat's horn, cut off square and serrated lower end. Upper aperture diagonal with vibrating tongue of wood (damaged) fixed with iron wire running diagonally round horn in a groove. 3 Large finger stops.

Horn engraved with several sets of initials, MMD., etc. and a longer inscription with the date 1876. Used by herdsmen and women in the mountains.