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LUTH called Hasapi
Culture Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century
H: 72.5; Wt: 8; Thickness: 10.5 cm
Lute with two (missing) sculpted monoxyl strings, with naviform body, flat back and resonator pierced with an elongated sound hole. The short handle, which lacks the two ankles formerly placed in the two circular cavities, represents a carved ankle of an anthropomorphic figure seated on an armchair with backrest. He wears a head covering, a loincloth with slanting incisions. Her fingers are finely individualized, her eyes shaped like an almond.
This musical instrument was used in religious rituals or courtship displays, accompanied by a second hasapi, a flute and a xylophone.
Illustrative photo: Hasapi player, North Sumatra, 1915-1920 © Tassilo Adam
Text and photos © FCP CORIDON
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