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krapeu or takhe
Cambodia 
19th-20th century
 

krapeu (Khmer, meaning "crocodile" or "alligator"), also known as takhe, a Cambodian traditional musical instrument 


wood, with three catgut strings

length: approx. 123 cm

Cambodia

late 19th-20th century

 

provenance:  collected in Cambodia by Jack Daulton 


played by plucking the strings


an unusual and distinctive example where the end of the instrument is decorated with an anthropomorphic face

 

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