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Tribal Hand-Carved Lute or Sarangi, Gaine of Nepal Himal, Early 20th Century.
Tribal hand-carved Lute or Sarangi. Likely from the Gaine caste of wandering musicians from the Nepal Himalaya region, early 20th century. This form of the lute with this particular rendering of the human face, and with the pinched waist, is typically found in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, and perhaps even into Tibet. It is hand-carved of local hardwood and incorporates a hollowed out double chambered body, the lower chamber of which is covered with skin, most often of goat or sheep. The Gaine are a caste of wandering musicians, who travel from village to village and perform in exchange for food and lodging and monetary reward. Dimensions: 6 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep by 19.5 inches tall.
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- Date of ManufactureEarly 20th Century
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- Condition DetailsThere is some damage to the skin covering the lower opening, a repair on the lower right side (facing) of the face, and a crack at the lower right front of the neck, as well as to the side and above the right eye. Structurally in good condition.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 19.5 in. x W 4.5 in. x D 6 in.H 49.53 cm x W 11.43 cm x D 15.24 cm
- Seller LocationPoint Richmond, CA
- Seller Reference NumberBT-180179
- Reference NumberLU177829905331
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