Image: Thumb Piano E76329

Thumb Piano E76329

This thumb piano belongs to the Chokwe people of Angola, Southern Africa, and was acquired from private collector in the 1970s. It has sixteen keys made of bamboo secured to a hollow wooden body. With no open end, its melodies escape through two small holes on the top and bottom surfaces.

Photographer:
Stan Florek
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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