321.321-71 Necked bowl lutes sounded by bowing with a bow

Piwaang, fiddle. The instrument is carved from a single piece of wood, stained black, with an oval back and tapering neck. The peg-box terminates in a stylised horse's head. Four wooden pegs. The skin soundtable with five circular soundholes. Small wooden bridge with three grooves for the three gut strings. This instrument is played by the Taamaang and other ethnic groups who live in the high Himalayan area. Acquired by the donors in Greenwich Market, circa 1990.

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