Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).


  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  •  and Andrew C. McGraw


Spike fiddle of Flores, Indonesia. The square wooden spike, about 75 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, passes through a hemispherical calabash resonator about 18 cm in diameter. The opening of the calabash is covered with a ‘skin’ of palm leaf, bamboo, or cardboard, sometimes punctured with holes, that is sewn onto the gourd using palm fibre. A small wooden bridge (...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.