From: Borneo | Sarawak
Curatorial Section: Oceanian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Borneo | Sarawak|
|Materials||Bamboo | Gourd | Gutta-Percha (uncertain)|
Musical. Kiliri. [Kaluri] "[The kaluri] consists of a bottle-shaped gourd with six hollow reed pipes set into the body of it; a finger-hole is cut in each pipe at such a place that the fingers of both hands while holding the instrument can cover all the holes. The middle reed is the longest, and is therefore the bass; it has no finger-hole, but its tone is subdued by a movable cap at the end; the neck of the gourd forms the mouth-piece. The music of a Kaluri somewhat resembles that of organ pipes, perhaps slightly nasal in timbre. . . ." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters)
|Credit Line||Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898|
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