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Ama pakapakalocked

  • Jane Freeman Moulin

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Bamboo scraper of the Marquesas Islands. It consists of nine bamboo strips affixed with tapa and string to a rectangular wooden frame (about 36 by 28 cm). One long side of the frame is extended to form a handle. It is held with the left hand across the front of the body while the right hand scrapes across the bamboo strips with a stick. It is played together with drums to accompany dance in Puamu, Hiva Oa....

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