Also known as a thumb piano. 8" length, finely crafted with hollow wood body and 11 iron keys lashed with split cane. Reverse with old inked BIJI, evidently a village name. The Chokwe are noted for their fine woodwork including carved figures and masks. As with most cultures, development of the arts is associated with prosperity and the ability to nurture needs beyond the basics. This came to the Chokwe through slave trade with the Portuguese.