Musical instruments, devices and recordings
Wood, Bronze, Cotton, Leather
515 mm (Length); 95 mm (Diameter)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Shawm, Indian - , (Sahnai), '19th century'. Wooden body, bronze bell. Bound with cotton between note holes. Mouthpiece missing. (C. Nobbs) 'Nineteenth century South Indian oboe (Nagasvaram) with seven finger holes and five tuning holes. Played as one pair of double reeded instruments (such as a drone instrument called the Ottu)'. (M. Jessop)
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.