Diddley Bow

Berryville, Virginia, circa 1930. Made from a cigar box and an applied, elongated, carved neck. This single string instrument has its origins in West Africa and was often made as a learning instrument for children.

 

Exhibited in: Appalachian Strings: The Instruments, Their Makers, The Music at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio, June 23 - September 3, 2012.

 

33" X 5" X 2 1/2"

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