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    Posted 4 years ago

    timeless5
    (78 items)

    Hi, Found this in my Mom's closet. Never saw it before,It's about 19" long & 5" wide.It's one piece of wood, some kind of hide covering the hollowed out part. The bow has horse tail hair on it. Weird! Just looking for info on age & where the heck did it come from. Is this a back woods Fiddle? Thank you for any info

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Pretty neat . I wonder how those strings would have played ? I love it but have no idea who would have made it . Makes me think of a tribal piece from Africa to India but not USA made ?
    2. timeless5 timeless5, 4 years ago
      Thank you Manikin for that info. Yes it is very crudely made.Would love to be able to date it. Can't ask my mom, she passed away & I was cleaning out her house. Found 3 Violins too. My mom was a tag & estate sale person, so who knows where she got them.:)
    3. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      Wow. That is very cool. I know nothing about nothing except what I like but this screamed primitive. I would love to have even a full picture of this front and back.
      It's very cool. Sorry for your loss time but your mom had great taste.
      I hope someone can identify this for you. I think you could sell prints of it. I would buy one. Good luck time. :)
    4. timeless5 timeless5, 4 years ago
      Thank you onegoodfind. I'm not good at taking pics but I will try again. A friend told me to send the pics to Skinners , it's a auction house. Guess I'll have to do some searching on line.Thank you for your interest. If I find out any more info I will post.:)

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