- Museum number
Pan-pipes made of bamboo. Double row of pipes.
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
78. Panpipes; of the kind called barumuna (which is probably a Molafe word). Of bamboo. This and the next set are made on the Tegi (that is, Molafe) model, that is to say they are a Buim form (though these were made in Alu). The tegi like the Alu model, has a double row of pipes; the Rufara (Telei) pipes have only one row. This set has five pipes in each ro
Note sheet number: 1423.Ref.Tl.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 78 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)