BORNEO SAPE XL 1240mm/48.8 TRIBAL GUITAR HORNBILL Musical Instrument Asia

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A XXXL (1240mm/48.8 inches in length) lovely three string Sape in the shape of a Burung Kenyalang / Rhinocerus Hornbill Bird with elaborated horn entwine in the Berinjan style. Body decorated with Buah Gumbang Bersimpang / Whirlpool pattern.

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Musical Instrument / Sape Borneo instrument. More artifacts here.

Everything in excellent condition except a broken string, will need new restringing. The top section of the Sape is detachable.

Origin: Sarawak, Borneo.
Tribe: Dayak Headhunter, Orang Ulu.

History: The sape comes from the lute family, an instrument with short neck. Made from soft meranti wood. The sape has quite an elongated body which is hollowed out and functions as a resonator. The shape of the body looks like a sampan/boat, often called the boat lute in Western countries.

Length: 124 cm / 48.8 inches
Width: 22 cm / 8.7 inches
Side: 5.5 cm / 2.2 inches

Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb
After packing: 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb
Volumetric weight(HxWxL/5000): 8 kg / 17.6 lb

I will ship via Courier Service (5-7 working days) worldwide, insured.

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    beautiful ornaments, museum quality, fast response and shipping.. well packed.. highly recommended.

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