Tag: Musical instruments

Musical instruments, historic, rare and unique. Antiquity, Middle Ages and modern times.

The Tuscan. A short account of a Violin by Stradivari.

Stradivari, Violin, Instrument, Tuscan, Baroque, craft,

The “Tuscan.” A short account of a Violin by Stradivari. Made for Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dated 1690. THIS remarkable instrument, one of the finest examples of Stradivari’s work, is probably unique in the preservation, in every detail, of the original beauty of its form and workmanship.

Two ladies of Siena on the harp and organ. Italy 13th century.

costumes, medieval, Italy, 13th century, fashion, middle ages, Henry Shaw, Sienna.

COSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries. When, however, we pass to the south, and enter the warm clime and free states of Italy, we find the dresses of all classes have an entirely different character.

Mindanao natives playing the Kutiyapi. Philippines.

Philippines, Mindanao, Kutiyapi, Natives, Tribal, Mindanao, clothing, music, tribe,

The kutiyapi, or kudyapi, is an indianized Filipino two-stringed, fretted boat-lute. It is the only stringed instrument among the Maguindanao people, and one of several among other groups such as the Maranao and Manobo.