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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

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
Dimensions:
12" h 19" w 1" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Purchased With Funds From The Michigan Humanities Council
Exhibit/Program
Discovery Kit: Music (October 14 2019)

Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.


Maker/Donor
Bayard Gallery of Fine African-American Art
Related Place
Africa