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

Classification: 1 Idiophones / 11 Struck idiophones / 111 Idiophones struck directly / 111.1 Concussion idiophones or clappers / 111.12 Concussion plaques or plaque clappers
Maker: Unknown
Region: Subcarpathia
Country: Poland
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 1078
Description: a type of clapper in which a wooden handle changes into a narrow plank with two similar, elastic planks attached to its sides; as the musician shakes their hand, the planks hit one another, producing sound
Materials: wood, leather
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: Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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