Enkwanze or obulere (panpipes)
Alternative TitleEnkwanze or Obulere.
DescriptionTechnical description: Nine tubes gradated lengths, distal ends cut diagonally; acoustically effective end of each tube determined by a natural node; tubes of type of cane such as elephant grass, bound together with thin strip of tyre inner-tube rubber over two rectangular `cheeks' of wood.
Other InformationGeneral usage of type: Played hocket fashion in ensemble with other panpipes (minimum number usually three) and often accompanied by drums, a flute, fiddle, rattle and thumb piano.
NotesP.R. Cooke, 1993.
Measurementslongest pipe 274; shortest pipe 153.
ProvenanceAcquired by present owner from makers in 1988 in exchange for instrument-making tools.; on loan to the Collection.