INST-630: Create clapper tree
Name: Krap, a percussion instrument from Thailand consisting of two identical rods.
Origin: A traditional Thai instrument first seen in ancient theatrical performances as a replacement for applause for when the audience's hands became too tired (ref). These are now made from either rosewood, bamboo or brass (ref).
Type of: Rhythm sticks
External links: There were very few English sources, so most of the below are Thai
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krap <-- Wikipedia
- https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/clappers-krap-sepha-415623 <-- Museum listing
- https://www.triposo.com/loc/Thailand/music/background <-- Article describing some of the history of the Krap
- https://churairatmusic.com/th/product/krab-sepa-ww <-- Shop listing
- http://xn--42cg3bekk9dce9g7dra8iwc9b.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_7169.html <-- Informative Thai article from a blog
- (Long link) <-- Short description from wordpress blog
- https://shopee.co.th/%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A-%E0%B9%84%E0%B8%A1%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%99-i.59658798.977988779 <-- Shop listing
Disambiguation: Two rods commonly made from either rosewood or bamboo played by being tapped together.
Description: Two rods commonly made from either rosewood, bamboo or brass of around 20cm. These have been in early Thai history as a tool for the audience to use whilst clapping during theatrical performances, but are now used alongside other more common percussion instruments.
- https://mfas3.s3.amazonaws.com/objects/SC165747.jpg <-- Two polished kraps on a shaded white background
- https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/SephaKrap.jpg/220px-SephaKrap.jpg <-- Kraps being held, from the wikipedia page
- http://tkapp.tkpark.or.th/stocks/content/developer1/thaimusic/39_krubsaepa/web/images/big/instrument1.png <-- Two rosewood kraps with a transparent background
- https://tminstrument.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/e-03.jpg <-- Kraps contained in a custom box (watermark on image)