A family of plucked, string instruments carved from one piece of wood, with a neck, frets and boat-like round body found throughout Borneo such as:
the Orang Ulu sapé, Sabahan sundatang, Brunein kasapi, the sensapi in Kalimantan,the tapi of the Lun Bawang and the Iban belikan amongst many more varieties.
A collective of researchers, fieldworkers, and creatives telling the stories of boat lutes and their practitioners from across Borneo Island.
This is the first ever interactive website and virtual archive to document, archive and represent this instrument digitally.
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The Iban Belikan Saribas
Status: Rare, Endangered