Item:Aoustone-inlaid zingana kalungu with treasureweave tension cords
|aoustone-inlaid zingana kalungu with treasureweave tension cords|
|Look:||Its pale yellow wood almost hidden, this instrument is nearly enveloped by multihued braided tension cords. The pattern upon the fabric of the cords has been folded and warped due to their braiding, leaving its distinctive fractals looking oddly mottled, a look which the crafter has tried to repeat upon the instrument itself. Pieces of aoustone have been inlaid flush into the remaining visible wood to form unusual arabesque patterns, the vivid blue in the heart of the gem providing contrast.|
|Appraised Cost:|| 5,625,000 Kronars|
|Dimensions:||2 length x 2 width x 1 height|
|Sources:||Source is Musiceum (3), Hollow Eve Festival 417/Auction, E'erdream instrument case set with two lotus flower sapphire clasps|
- The zingana kalungu appears to be a percussion instrument.
- You are certain that the zingana kalungu is crafted from wood.
- You are certain that the zingana kalungu is created with masterful craftsmanship.
- You are certain that the zingana kalungu is fitted with a tambourine hide.
- Also referred to as a 'talking drum', the kalungu is an hourglass-shaped drum with one side smaller -- the Kokau Waai or Little Brother and the other larger, called Itukwana Ami or Big Sister. A uniquely Toggish invention, the tensioning ropes along the drum provide a modulation of pitch when squeezed. Used historically to communicate between clans and villages, the drum is often used presently in storytelling and rituals important to Toggish clans now that present day has made travel easier.