TERA Gallery - African Art and Antiquities

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Type of Object:
    Gita

    The gita (GHEE-tuh) is a made of half of a thick calabash
    gourd with cowrie shells or beads attached around the open
    rim. It can be played like a drum, producing similar stroke
    sounds as membranophone hand drums, or it can be
    gyrated in two hands causing the shells or beads to hit
    against the gourd in rhythm.

Ethnic Group:


Country of Origin:  
    Mali

Material:   
    Gourd
    Beads
    String

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