Karigo [kaligo, mngoli]
Single-string fiddle of the Nyanja/Manganja people of Malawi. The string is made from twisted bark. The goatskin soundtable is pinned to a carved wooden bowl, which has a soundhole cut into its side. The neck, made of a round stick holding a large tuning peg, is inserted through the body just under the soundtable. The bow, made from reed or wood, with sisal fibre ‘hair’, is called ...