The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

Sarangi

The sarangi is a wooden folk instrument accompanied by a bow. The number of strings on this violin-like musical instrument may vary. This vintage sarangi has five steel strings and the bow is fashioned out of bent twig and nylon fishing line. To change pitch a musician must slide their finger along the string due to a lack of fret or fingerboard, this makes it difficult to play. Length: 80cm.

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