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Guitar

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

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. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 26
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