Dipila, lamellaphone made by Mohali Ramathlo (Northern Sotho (formerly Pedi community)), Lebowa, in the then Northern Transvaal in 1975. The body is a flat wooden board. The straining bar is attached with three pieces of wire. Sixteen iron keys arranged in a fan shape. A negative (Horniman Museum object number E1616.10 of a photograph shows the maker, Mohali Ramathlo, playing a dipila lamellaphone.

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