Ribbon reed pipe

Tsimshian people
late 19th century


Object Place: British Columbia, Canada, Northern Coastal region

Dimensions

Length 14.7 cm, width 5.8 cm, thickness 3.4 cm (Length 5 13/16 in., width 2 5/16 in., thickness 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2223

Medium or Technique

Red cedar, spruce root

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Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Wedge-shaped body (of rectangular cross-section) constructed of six pieces of red cedar (?), bound with strips of split spruce root near each end. Ribbon reed of cloth (width 12 mm) woven back and forth through five oval openings near center of bore. Five lozenge-shaped embouchure openings.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection