Spiked fiddle - Indonesia


Purchased in Indonesia, 1960s


From Graciela's Notes

This bowed stringed instrument is handmade. The body is made of wood, and decorated with a carving in the back. The fingerboard is made of bone that has been skillfully carved. Makes a beautiful instrument. The instrument is held upright when played and the small spike rests on the floor. It resembles the Kaman-che that I purchased in Tehran, Iran. Purchased in Indonesia in the 1960’s.

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