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Guitar

Native NameRamkie
Object Number:2012-31-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Zulu
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Metal
Sinew
Shoelace
Height: 11 cm
Length: 62.5 cm
Width: 17.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Guitar (Ramkie) or a plucked lute, made out of a Shell Motor Oil can ("Multigraad"). Top of oil can cut open; neck of guitar, made of wood, inserted into top of can. Five sinew strings attached to pegs at to of neck. Shoelace tied to top left and center peg.

Bibliography:

[Thesis] Johnston, Thomas F. 1973. The Music of the Shangana-Tsonga: A Study in Cultural Context of the Vocal and Instrumental Music of a People of Mozambique and the Northern Transvaal.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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