Plant (wood), ivory, metal, skin (dog?)
70 x 29 x 6.5 cm
Bandola. A round, 8-string instrument with ivory tuning pegs, 14 frets, and skin surface stretched on metal frame. Bridge of wood detached from body. Purchased used ca. 1930 from elderly Filipino man in Lahaina, Maui. According to Prof. Ricardo Trimilos of UH, the bandola is a banjo combined with a banduria, created in the Phillipines in 1920s. It is mostly an Ilokano instrument.