Calabash Sistra, Gabon

Description: Fifteen concave calabash rings are pierced and fitted through a bent V-shaped piece of branch, each ring fitted backside to backside, front to front. Ornaments etched by pyrography.

Function and use: Used during ceremonies, possibly of circumcision.

Photo: L.Bouvrette

© Laboratoire de recherche sur les musiques du monde, Université de Montréal 2002.

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