- Registration number
- Item name
- Acquisition date
- October 01, 1984
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Betakama Carvings
- Raw material
- bamboo tubes, wooden struts
- H: W: L: D: Circum:
Struck Bamboo Idiophone (previously listed as 'thongaphone').
3 racks of bamboo tubes, which are layered one on top of the other according to size and struck with a rubber thong to obtain a bass like noise. Each rack contains tubes layered parallel to each other and bound together with rubber straps, with wooden struts connected to the back. The tubes are of descending lengths.
Measurement: Top rack - 1.68m long, 64cm wide, consists of 7 tubes of bamboo; Middle rack - 2.23m long, 76cm wide, consists of 8 tubes of bamboo; Bottom rack - 3m long, 80cm wide, consists of 8 tubes of bamboo.
A recording of a struck bamboo idiophone is in the Museum Library's multimedia collection.