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Date Listed 03-May-17
Address Brant, ON N0E1N0
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For Sale By Owner
More Info Vintage, Antiques

old TRIBAL musical instrument REAL TEETH STRING SKIN carved monkey BAMBOO oddity

- See no Evil - please, contact for additional photos -

… some sort of drum perhaps, African maybe, New Guinea? …

fantastic unique piece & would appeal to monkey collectors – perfect to add to any tribal or musical instrument collection

• great primitive old tribal musical instrument in the shape of a plunger
• perhaps, a drum or string instrument or both
• the shaft appears to be made out of bamboo & the top finial is ornamented with a carved monkey as in “SEE NO EVIL”
• carved wood turn knob on the side which might loosen or tighten the string (the knob turn & really don’t know what it does)
• there are either 6 real teeth of some sort decorating the circumference of the shaft

• wood beads
• there is one string (believe to be horse hair)
• some sort of animal skin makes up the base of the drum?
- over time the skin has become dried & come away from the side – as shown
• measures: 26”L (including monkey) x 4 ½”W (at widest point – base drum) x 1 7/8”Diameter of bamboo
• age appropriate dryness – may require a damp cleaning – up to the end user
• origin / age: unknown but, definitely old
• $225.00 OBO shipping available

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