Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of clapsticks
  • Africa
  • pair of clapsticks, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Africa?
  • wood
  • Object Length/Diameter: a) 21 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: a) 8 1/4 x 13/16 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 18 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 7 1/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0323.a,b

This pair of red colored wood sticks is unmodified except having been cut to length.

They were intended to be struck together to make sound.