- Registration number
- Item name
- Mrs Jean and Mr Russell Herbert
- Acquisition date
- September 02, 2011
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mrs Jean Herbert
- Raw material
- bamboo, vine ?
- H: W: 272 mm L: 360 mm D: Circum:
Bamboo panpipe consisting of fourteen pipes decoratively bound with twine.
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); the slight concave shape allows the panpipe to fit around the player's head while they move it around their face [D Akin 2013, pers. comm., 5 September]. Collected in 1980.