Musical instrument - Wood, Calabash - Kora - Senegal

Description
Musical instrument - Wood, Calabash - Kora - Senegal
mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Kora, national musical instrument from Senegal. The large stringed instrument makes a beautiful sound. The Kora stands on it`s own. Large specimen, made from calabash, wood and animal skin. Good condition with a crack at the bottom of the gourd. Have a look at the images for a good impression. The Kora still makes a wonderful sound!

A Kora is a stringed instrument from West Africa that is counted among the harps and played with both hands. It is many hundreds of years old and is mentioned as korri for the first time by Mungo Park in his Travels into the Interior of Africa (1799).

Appearance looks more like a guitar than a harp. The kora consists of a gourd that is stretched with the skin of a cow or an antelope.

The kora is played in Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The most famous kora player is Toumani Diabaté.

Dimensions: Height 155! x Width 45 x Depth 45 cm

Personal delivery by Asian African Art in week 42/43, when the payment is received. Only shipping in Europe on the mainland.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).


Lot details
Object
Musical instrument
Indigenous object name
Kora
Region/ country
Senegal
Material
Calabash, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
155×45×45 cm
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