Basoi

Name: Basoi.
Type: Chordophones > Bows > Braced >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 311.111
Area: Sarawak, Borneo.
Country: Malaysia.
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 ;

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