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Africa 2011-9

Africa 2011-9


This mbira, sometimes known as a thumb piano, is made from locally-sourced materials. The front piece is made from thin wood and hammered nails. The back resonating chamber is made from a sardine can, and has not been additionally adorned. The front wooden piece of the mbira has been decorated by burning the material with multiple designs.

Accession Number 2011-9