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African
World Cultures ➔ Zither, Raft, African

Identifier:
E2007.7.6
Description:
A flat rectangular raft platform is created by laying canes next to one another with narrow reed like sticks set between them. These are held togehter by rattan lashings on both short ends. There are a series of thin, flat reeds lashed to the some of the sticks near both ends. The flat reeds are kept off of the top of the round sticks by two flat sticks set perdendicular to the rest. Attached to the underneath of the platform is a rectangular piece of metal that vibrates when the reeds are plucked.;Purchased for the Education Collection for use as a hands-on item in the Newcomers Musical Instrument Culture Kit;Purchased for the Education Collection for use as a hands-on item in the Newcomers Musical Instrument Culture Kit
Date:
2006
Materials:
Cane,reed, Metal
Source:
Purchased With Funds From The Michigan Humanities Council
Maker/Donor
Bayard Gallery of Fine African-American Art