Panpipe

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Registration number
40666
Item name
Panpipe 
Category
Sound
 
Indigenous name
kueh (Lihir language) 
Maker
Luke Kabariu and Barth Saien  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > New Ireland Province > Lihir Island Group
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Collector
Lihir Cultural Heritage Association (LCHA) 
Acquisition date
August 01, 2013 
Acquisition method
Donated by Lihir Cultural Heritage Association (LCHA) and Lihir Mining Area Landowners Association (LMALA) 
Raw material
bamboo; plastic twine; acrylic paint
Dimensions
H: 122 mm W: 55 mm L: D: 12 mm Circum:

Description

Bamboo panpipe consisting of five open pipes of graduated lengths; bound together with plastic twine; painted in three horizontal sections in red, white and blue. Registration number 40666 marked with 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. The making of these Lihir performance items was commissioned in 2012 by LCHA for display in this exhibition.

Exhibition label: Luke Kabariu, painted by Barth Saien, 2012. 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.

Also called a raft panpipe.

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