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LARGE XXXL BORNEO SAPE 1430mm/56.3 Tribal Guitar Musical Music Instrument Asia
Price: USD 660.00
Shipping Price: USD 98.30
Stock Balance: 1 PC
Posted: 17th Aug 15 Updated: 18th Aug 15
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Borneoartifact item number: MI057
A three string Sape, with its top shaped in the form of an Aso Head / Dragon.
The body beautiful carved with two repeated rows of Buah Berinjan / Creeper Vine, whereas the side were decorated with Tree Of Life(usually in complex motifs of Buah Berinjan, Aso & Anthropomorphic design).
Excellent condition(less than 5 years old), strings are still attached but I believe new strings are required in order to play the Sape.
Top of Sape is detachable.
Origin: Sarawak, Borneo.
Tribe: Dayak Headhunter
Length: 143 cm / 56.3 inchesWidth(body): 16 cm / 6.3 inches
Weight: 2.9 kg / 6.3 lb
After packing: 6 kg / 13 lb
Volumetric weight(HxWxL/5000): 8kg / 17.6 lb
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.
Kayan and Kenyah tribes are mainly seen playing such instruments in Sarawak, Borneo.
Originally , sape strings were made from the Sago tree but now these have been replaced by nylon strings.
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