Type: Chordophones > Bows > Braced >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 311.111
Area: Sarawak, Borneo.
Region: South East Asia.
Description: The basoi [basui] is a braced bow played by the Iban people of central Sarawak, Malaysia.
Construction: The basoi has a resonator that, affixed to a wooden disc . In turn this rests on a ceramic or metal bowl as a resonator. The string is tapped or plucked with a plectrum.
Citations: Bibliography: H.L. Roth : The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo [London, 1896, repr. Kuala Lumpur, 1968 260–2 pp. ] ; Websites: Basoi article by Patricia Matusky – oxfordmusiconline.com ;