kacapi (Family of Sundanese string zithers)

~ String instrument

Description

There are two kinds, boat shaped "mother" and "child" ones, originally made of a single piece of wood and descended from the kacapi pantun as used in epic story. And a flat box-zither made of wood used from the 1950's and in experimental music.

Relationships

from:Sunda, Jawa, Indonesia
subtypes:kacapi indung (Boat shaped zither used in Sundanese gamelan)
kacapi rincik (Small boat shaped zither used in Sundanese gamelan)
kacapi siter (Box zither used in Sundanese gamelan)
part of:gamelan (Indonesian traditional ensemble)
picture:https://staticbrainz.org/irombook/kacapi/kacapi.png [info]
Wikidata:Q1823485 [info]
other databases:https://saisaibatake.ame-zaiku.com/gakki/gakki_jiten_kacapi.html [info]