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jaw harp

jaw harp
Jaw harp. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017303 - 31/10/1907, jaw harp, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
jaw harp
Label:
A Jew's Harp, which is a musical instrument made from bamboo. One end is rounded, tapering to a point. It has a long open slot carved in it, but is tied with string at the sharp end, and has a thin strip of bamboo left intact in the middle. It is decorated with incised geometric designs. These designs are said to be probably derived from New Guinea. It is played for enjoyment by blowing on the thin strip and pulling the string to modulate the tones. It is called "darubi" or "daroberi" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907 for the Museum.
Keywords:
model
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017303
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
Images
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Jaw harp. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Jaw harp. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Jaw harp. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Jaw harp. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony