Chokwe tribe, Angola
Height : 17,5 cm Age : beginning of 20th Century
Wonderful instrument with long historical track and rich veneer. Those small finger pianos (sansa, mbira, lamelofon, kalimba) have been used in Africa for ages. They accompany singing (singer is often player as well) but they can be used solely for instrumental music. Object is provided together with tailored pedestal.
Swiss private collection