Photographs © Tim Hamill
ZOROMO ZITHER 1, 29.5", $350, Tanzania
Harps and other stringed instruments are among the important art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many religious and secular ceremonial functions, including dance, rituals and story-telling. Many examples incorporate the human form as the body of the instrument. In this zither the Zoromo figure sits atop a traditional stringed instrument. It can be hung on a wall or mounted.
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