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Bowed Lute

Native NameTarawangsa
Object Number:87-1-4A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baduy
Provenience: Java
West Java
Ciranji
Date Made: Before 1987
Early Date: 1947
Late Date: 1987
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Height: 12 cm
Length: 98.5 cm
Width: 77 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lukman Hakim, 1987

Description

Stringed instrument: rendo (Baduy) or rebab (elsewhere in Indonesia). Wooden box with bowed belly, two metal strings, star-shaped sound hole. Long neck with two tuning pegs. Thin flat metal strips nailed at top and bottom. Usually played in the evening after working in the rice field, in the small field hut, often with the flute (suling) (see 87-1-5 A-B).

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