African art handcrafted from one piece wood Kora African String Instrument 955
Instrument is one of the most complex strings instrument from Africa. 57.5/16.4 CM The first known reference to the Kora from Mungo Park in 1799 in his book Journey into Africa Districts Interns. " He describes as "a large harp with 18 strings. It originated in the valley of the River Gambia, but there are also players in the West African Kora as in Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal. In these countries they sometimes use the French spell it as Cora. 57.5/16.4 CM Traditionally, performing Kora fulfilled several functions. Could accompany a spoken or sung story about a person or family.
Could also be used as an instrument for fun during a social gathering or a dancer. Sometimes Kora form part of a larger package of instruments including kontingo, balafon (a type of xylophone or marimba), singers and other performers Kora. Today, it is often combined with various instruments; sintetizadotes, electric guitars. African mask N'gil Fang mask, 711. African Art Dan carver Mask-907.
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- Tribe: MALI
- Maker: AKAN
- Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Brown