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Stringed Instrument

Native NameKecapi
Object Number:87-1-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baduy
Provenience: Java
West Java
Cikeusik
Date Made: 1986
Early Date: 1986
Late Date: 1986
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Plant Fiber
Height: 10 cm
Length: 62.5 cm
Width: 12 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lukman Hakim, 1987

Description

Stringed instrument (kecapi). Rectangular wooden box with slit on bottom. Eleven metal strings, with bridges, tuning pegs. Cord for suspension. Played by young unmarried men at night to woo young women. .

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