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Rondador, panpipes. 37 bamboo pipes, arranged as a flat raft with the upper rims aligned. The lengths of the pipes are graduated from the longest at the player's right to the shortest at the left, and are in two alternating sequences, with some variations in the longest six pipes. The over all lengths of the pipes do not determine their pitches, as each is stopped by a node at a different depth into the pipe. The pipes are held by two pairs of cane strips. Vegetable fibre string is wrapped round each pair through the gaps between the adjacent pipes.


panpipes; rondador
US 31
Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  panpipes; rondador
object name:  panpipes
object name:  rondador
catalogue title:  421.112.2

Quito, Ecuador
Additional place information
Date made
before 1960
Additional date information
before 1960 

Materials & techniques
bamboo; vegetable fibre; FI
Additional material & technique information
material: bamboo (overall)
material: vegetable fibre (overall)
overall: 455 x 335 x 25 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 455 x 335 x 25 mm

Related subjects
object name (AAT): panpipes
object name: rondadors

Record created 1999-06-24 by PAUL
Record last updated 2017-10-23 by XGVIEWS