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date: 19 November 2019

Nivi-grotu [nibígrotú]locked

  • J. Richard Haefer



Horn of the Guaymi (Guaimi or Ngäbe) people in the remote regions of Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, and Veraguas of Panama and Costa Rica. While it can be made from a single animal horn, it is usually a series of cow or ox horns inserted into one another in a spiral shape and held in place with wax. An integral mouthpiece can be carved into the proximal end or a carved wooden mouthpiece inserted into the end. A possible variant of the same name has a thin strip of rubber held over the mouth orifice by a band of wire. It is perhaps associated with the ...

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