Bolon Bata

A string instruments, called a bolon or bolon bata . The bow harp is covered in animal skin, and has three strings stretched across a gourd. It has a tin rattle at the opposite end. It is used mostly by Fula musicians.

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Further Information

  • Type: Musical instruments
  • Object: Bolon Bata
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Fula
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1930
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector); Arthur Foster Griffith (Donor)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R3260

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