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Tarahumara Violin

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Tarahumara Violin

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The Tarahumara use violins, flutes and drums for their religious ceremonies and festival dances. Violins were introduced to the Tarahumara by the Spanish missionaries in the 1600's. Since then, the Tarahumara have been hand carving these instruments.

A talented Tarahumara musician is believed capable of communicating with divine beings and able to request good fortune from them.

Product Description

Unique piece, only 1 available

Hand made in Mexico by cave dwelling Tarahumara artisans of local yellow pine of the Sierra Madre Occidental and natural horsehair. Each violin is individually hand made using only simple hand tools. The carved scroll at the tip distinctly identifies it as Tarahumara.

23" tall x 9" wide x 4.5" depth, weight = 3 lbs.

This is a hand made object, slight imperfections may exist

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