Six Japanese Bachi of Carved Ivory, Whalebone, Tortoiseshell and Rosewood

A Collection of Six Japanese Bachi of Carved Ivory, Whalebone, Tortoiseshell and Rosewood
Old smooth silky patina
19th Century
Sizes: 25.5cm long – 10 ins long (max) / 19.5cm long – 7¾ ins long (min)
Japanese Bachi are refined plectrum that have been used to play a traditional musical instrument called the Samsien since the 16th century. It is one of Japan’s most popular classical instruments and resembles a three-stringed, plucked lute. It is the principal instrument of the Kabuki theatre and is frequently used as an accompaniment by Geisha to songs. Carved in imitation of a Ginko tree leaf, the Bachi strikes the string on the Samsien just below the position where the neck joins the body of the instrument.

Six Japanese Bachi of Carved Ivory, Whalebone, Tortoiseshell and Rosewood

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