- Registration number
- Item name
- Mr William Effey
- Acquisition date
- April 22, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr William Stephens
- Raw material
- bamboo, vine ?
- H: 223 mm W: 180 mm L: D: 17 mm Circum:
Bamboo panpipe consisting of one row of 16 open pipes of graduated lengths; bound together in four places with vine, bound at the top between two flat pieces of bamboo; one side is decoratively bound. Registration number 4462 marked with pen and tag.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.
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) [D Akin 2013, pers. comm., 5 September].
Featured on a Museum postcard early 1970's.