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