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date: 19 November 2019

Nivi-grotu [nibígrotú]locked

  • J. Richard Haefer

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[nibígrotú]

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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