spike fiddle

Spike bowl fiddle. A stringed instrument composed of a hollow wooden rod, pierced on one side by six holes, attached by an iron rod to a coconut-shell body covered with a reptile skin membrane held by a network lacing. Various cords attached. Undecorated. A horn bridge attached. Lacks strings and pegs (if any): parts loose.

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