Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_989.102.22-.24 - Fiddle

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Fiddle

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CA CVM CVM_989.102.22-.24

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Wood, intestine. Length-59 cm, Body diameter-11 cm, Height-11 cm, Peg Length-15.5 cm.

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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body along the neck length. The body is a short cylinder with a rounded bottom that has been hollowed out from the top and then covered with a thin flat piece. The bottom is still partially covered but has a pattern of five holes cut into it. A pitchy or tar-like substance has been used to hold the neck to the body.

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This instrument was found in the basement of Wallace Carter (of Carter's Music Store) after his death. It is believed it may have come from Duncan's Chinatown.

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