Name: Kulcapi.
Type: Chordophones > Composites > Lutes > Boats > Kacapi.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.6
Specimen: 1 in collection.
Area: North Sumatra.
Country: Indonesia.
Region: South East Asia.

Kacapi @ Photographed by Graeme Gibson Horniman Museum, London UK

Description: The kulcapi is a small boat lute that is played by members of the Karo Tribe from North Sumatra. It is often used in ritual ceremonies and also Karo traditional performances.

Construction: Kulcapi are made from tualang wood, ingul, jeletung and other hardwoods.



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