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


Borneoartifact item number: MI058
A XXXL (1240mm/48.8 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. Everything in excellent condition except a broken string, will need new restringing.
Origin: Sarawak, Borneo.
Tribe: Dayak Headhunter

Length: 124 cm / 48.8 inches
Width: 22 cm / 8.7 inches
Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.8 lb
After packing: 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb
Volumetric weight(HxWxL/5000): 8 kg / 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 Originally , sape strings were made from the Sago tree but now these have been replaced by nylon strings.
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Published on:17/01/2018

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