Instruments Total: 2228

  • Type Horn
  • Origin Burkina Faso
  • Ethnicity Gurunsi
  • Materials Ivory
  • Measures 72×4,5 cm
  • Dating Primera mitad s. XX

The side mouthpiece is made on the narrowest part of the instrument. In lots of them you can find a little hole on the top which connect with the air column. This hole can be covered by a finger to modulate the sound. It is an instrument for indication or alarm. It is useful for gathering the people on specific occasions, for war or to indicate the presence of a dangerous animal. It is used in ceremonies and rituals as well.

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