Pagang (Palaw’an)



Name: Pagang

Classification: Polychordal zither

Description: The skin of a single node of bamboo is raised.  The strings are raised with frets underneath.  A ring of woven bamboo strips is placed at the end of the bamboo node to keep the strings from further stripping.  There is a crack on one side of the bamboo to allow the sound to vibrate along the length of the instrument.  It is played by plucking the strings.

Materials:  bamboo, rattan

Ethnolinguistic Group: Palaw’an

Place: Palawan

Date Collected: 2002

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