ITEM ID: 0039

Vietnamese Đàn Gáo

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Year Created: Late 20th c.
Year Acquired: 2021
Condition: Damaged

This late 20th-century đàn gáo, a traditional Vietnamese stringed instrument, presents a fusion of aesthetic beauty and cultural significance. Crafted from rich dark wood and adorned with tightly worked leather, it exemplifies the traditional Vietnamese artistry in musical instrument manufacture. Characterized by its two-string design, this particular đàn gáo is noted for its missing string, suggesting a history of use and performance. Acquired from Value Village, this piece reflects a journey from its cultural origins through the global second-hand market, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of Vietnamese musical heritage.

 

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