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kundu


Name of Instrument: kundu

Maker / Brand:

Stearns Catalog #: 0295

Country of Origin: New Guinea

Region of Origin: Oceana

Instrument Category: Membranophone

Date of Fabrication:

Description: From the 1921 Stearns Catalogue: The long crocodile-shaped body bears a handle at the middle, and is decorated with carved bands. The open end is a captivating representation of the open jaws of a crocodile. It resembles the warup of the West Torres Straits so closely that it might be so designated.

Research: Prof. Albert A. Stanley

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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