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