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date: 23 August 2019

Akayau [akacau, caccakai, koroso]locked

  • K.A. Gourlay
  • , revised by Jeremy Montagu

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[akacau, caccakai, koroso]

Iron ankle rattle of the Hausa people of Nigeria. The Angas equivalent is the zye-zye. A piece of sheet iron is hammered to form a trough about 12 cm long, with the ends narrowed and folded back to form closed hooks into which iron rings are fitted. A string passed through two holes punched through the back of the trough enables two or three rattles to be strung together and worn on the ankles for dancing....

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