- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Guadalcanal Province > Guadalcanal Island > Honiara
- Acquisition date
- July 01, 1977
- Acquisition method
- Museum field work by Miss Margaret West
- Raw material
- bamboo, vine ?
- H: 45 mm W: 250 mm L: 260 mm D: Circum:
Bamboo panpipe consisting of two parallel rows of 19 closed and open pipes of graduated lengths; bound together with vine between two long pieces of bamboo; one bamboo piece is decoratively bound. Registration number 22468 marked with pen and tag.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.
The row of closed bamboo pipes on this panpipe produces soft sounds whereas open pipes produce loud, low sounds. A panpipe consisting of both a row of open and closed pipes produces sympathetic resonance following the louder notes (see 22468) [D Akin 2013, pers. comm., 5 September]. Bought in Honiara [ref Herbert 2011].