hammer clapper

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 1 Idiophones / 11 Struck idiophones
Maker: Unknown
Date: 19th c.
Village / Town: Wschowa county
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Ethnographic Museum, department of the National Museum in Poznań
Inventory number: MNP E 1168
Description: a wooden mechanical device with two movable hammers fixed to a handle and striking a perpendicular small plank when shaken
Materials: wood
Performance practice: formerly used to make ritual noise during the folk Koledari ceremonies, instead of church bells during the Holy Week, to frighten away animals during hunting, and to signal vigilance by night watchmen (in towns), nowadays also a toy
Catalog card by: Aneta Skibińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Marek Ostrowski (Brańsk), hammer clapper; rec. Jacek Jackowski, Ciechanowiec 2012; ISPAN

Stanisław Klejnas, hammer clapper; rec. Piotr Dahlig, Raducz 1984; ISPAN

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