The kenken is conical or bell-shaped metal percussion instrument. It has a metal handle and is held in one hand and played with a metal beater held in the other. The original records from the Sierra Leone National Museum note that is example was removed from a shrine at North Lake Sonfon, Koranko Country, Koinadugu District .

Further Information

  • Type: Musical instruments, Religious/ritual equipment, charms
  • Object: Kenken
  • Materials: Metal
  • Culture Group: Kuranko
  • Dimensions: 267mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1959
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Unknown
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1959.11.64

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