Sarangi (Musical Instrument)

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Specimen Count
1
Stringed musical instrument. Carved from dark wood, unpainted. Body is flat on top and rounded underneath. The lower half of the top is covered with skin (like a drum) and the upper half is open. 4 wire strings, wooden pegs. One loose wooden piece (bridge?). A cotton strap is threaded through a hole in the neck (carrying strap?). Bow is attached by a string. Bow is made from bamboo stick, with horsehair attached to each end.
Record Last Modified
6 Oct 2015
Topic
Ethnology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Collector
John T. Hitchcock
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Place
Pokahara, Kaski district, Gandaki Zone, Nepal, Asia
Collection Date
1960
Object Type
Violin
USNM Number
E433335-0