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magruna (hornpipe)
  • Libya
  • magruna (hornpipe), late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Libya
  • reed, horn, leather, cotton string, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 36.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 3/8 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Charles Adams
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0942

These two hollow reeds have five holes drilled in each and are lashed together by two strips of leather (one light, one darker tan) which is stitched in place with cotton string. There is a green string running down the back of the instrument. The horns are tied together with cotton string through a small hole. The other end has two reverse reeds tied to the instrument body with string.

These horns were used by camel herders.