Two African Lirae

Two African Lirae

2008 Restoration, restored by Ohio Member Mr. David Krakowski

The two African lutes are from Ethiopia, Africa.  They are constructed of symmetrical frames of pumpkins and wood and the body of the instruments are covered in a snakeskin that is stretched taut over the surface.  Both instruments feature strings made of tendons with leather covered yokes.

The restoration process included treatments to remove pests, re-hydration of the wood, photographic documentation, and scientific analysis.  The restoration took place in the Paper and Fiber Laboratory.

Details

Details

Supported by Ohio Chapter: Members Sir David Krakowski
Date: 2008
Project cost: $8,650.00