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Apache Fiddle Made from Dried Agave Stalk with Blue Green Yellow by Amos Gustina

$5,800

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This piece was created by the renowned Apache artist, Amos Gustina (1858-1945) commonly called an "Apache Fiddle," this tsii'edo'a'tl (Apache for "wood that sings") are generally made from the dried stalk of an agave plant and is also called ki'zh ki'zh di'hi (buzz sound), which describes the musical sound created. This instrument was commonly used to play ceremonial songs, social dance songs and love songs. A nomadic tribe, the Apache peoples originated in Alaska and Canada and migrated southward to the American Southwest. At the time this was created, the Apache occupied areas of present-day New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. Custom display stand is included. Fiddle is clean and in very good vintage condition Expedited shipping is available.

Details

  • Creator
    Amos Gustina (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.5 in (46.99 cm)Diameter: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Native American (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    First Quarter of the 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 210781stDibs: LU1004629116052

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    Ships From: Denver, CO
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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