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Valiha from Madagascar, the body of bamboo with applied bone decoration, the meody strings of wire, the accompanying strings cut from the body. Signed

Valiha from Madagascar, the body of bamboo with applied bone decoration, the meody strings of wire, the accompanying strings cut from the body. Signed "VALIA MALAGASY // ANTANANARIVO" Dated "30 MARS 1905" Length 92.0cm.
In good condition. It is rare to find a dated Valiha.

Price £950.00
Instrument #487
References
"Madagascar la musique dans l'histoire" 2003 byMireille Mialy Rakotomalala which illustrates a similar valiha and with a map showing the region where it was made.

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