Panpipe

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
990
Item name
Panpipe 
Category
Sound
 
Indigenous name
'Auilangi (Kwaio language) 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Australian Board of Missions 
Raw material
Bamboo; adhesive, putty nut; vine
Dimensions
H: 120 mm W: 85 mm L: D: 13 mm Circum:

Description

Bamboo panpipe consisting of seven closed pipes of varying lengths; pipes are bound to a cross bar near the top and bottom; consolidated with putty front and back. Registration number 990 marked with pen and tag.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Musical Landscapes of Lihir' March - August 2013, curated by Dr Kirsty Gillespie and the Lihir Cultural Heritage Association with Dr Diana Young. Exhibition label: Panpipe made mid-20th century. Panpipes are a set of tubes or pipes often made from bamboo which are tied together in a bundle or a raft and blown at one end. The length and number of pipes is variable, and each pipe has its own tone, which is higher the shorter the pipe.

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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