Panpipe

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
22468
Item name
Panpipe 
Category
Sound
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Guadalcanal Province > Guadalcanal Island > Honiara
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
July 01, 1977 
Acquisition method
Museum field work by Miss Margaret West 
Raw material
bamboo, vine ?
Dimensions
H: 45 mm W: 250 mm L: 260 mm D: Circum:

Description

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.

Research notes

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].

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