prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001349775179Panpipes, of bamboo, from Vanuatu; part of the Forster collection (Forster 85; 1886.1.1561)

Panpipes made of eight bamboo sections, bound together with plant fibre strips, possibly Pandanus leaves, in a herringbone type technique. The wide leaf strips are themselves bound with narrow strips of plant stem. The segments are cut near the internode of the bamboo culm, meaning that the tubes are sealed at the base


  PRM0001299835179Ashmolean labels