A very tall traditional Kusyapì or Kudyapi two-string, long neck, lute musical instrument from the Philippines. The Palawan people are noted for their giant box shaped boat lutes. Frets on the neck. A Kusyapi lute is traditionally played by a man and a zither by a woman to perform love songs, with the neck of lute pointed to the female pagang player. With custom iron stand.
Palaw'an people (Palawan, Philippines, Southeast Asia)
19th century, later stand
Width 9 Depth 9 Height 93.25 inches
Instrument: Width 8 Depth 8.5 Height 89 inches