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Njari with LT manual: "TIC 147"

G (closest chromatic pitch)
Buzzers dampened.
Mount Darwin
From Mount Darwin district, Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe.
Coll. AT 1993, from Chief, who made it. The northern (Shona/Korekore) type of njari, with several extra keys added in characteristic places.
Also played westwards to Gokwe and beyond, where the two sizes are known as ‘Dhani’ and ‘Fix’, apparently bicycle terms.
Tray body with side walls, mostly white wood, separate backrest.
Four ranks of keys totalling 33: bottom rank 8, next rank 12, next rank 12, top rank 1. H: 19.5, W: 18.2.
Rectangular bar, brass wire coiled around its holding wires on back.
Rattle plate has 7 bottle tops held with brass wire. Screw eye in back
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Grahamstown, South Africa

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