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I found these at Goodwill and I'm curious what they are?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

8 years ago

My google-fuu led me to... It's an instrument. A wooden percussive one called a "wooden fish". Check it out here.

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

Reply 8 years ago

I wonder why my wooden fish percussions have dancers carved on them and not fish?

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

Reply 8 years ago

I have ones that are carved in the shape of a fish which I picked up from a flea market years ago.

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oldmicah
oldmicah

Reply 8 years ago

your google is strong! very cool...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, every now and then Google Images comes through :-D

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

Reply 8 years ago

Would you happen to know how much they are worth?

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

Reply 8 years ago

Wow! Thank you! :)

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rsteadman1
rsteadman1

8 years ago

looks to me as if they're wookblocks...

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TobaTobias
TobaTobias

8 years ago

I think I know what this one is. I believe it is a percussion instrument used in different religions which is stroked with a percussion mallet against a side of object to produce sound.

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TobaTobias
TobaTobias

Reply 8 years ago

Don't know the name though.

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

Reply 8 years ago

I'm not sure - I wish I knew though:)

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

8 years ago

This is an interesting legend to read about the Buddhist wooden fish
http://chineseculture.us/buddhism/wooden-fish.html

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mole1
mole1

8 years ago

Is it hollow or open on the side pictured downward? What is it made of? Given the dancers (?) on the sides, I agree with oldmica and would guess a musical instrument. If you hold it in different ways, can you get different sounds?

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mole1
mole1

Reply 8 years ago

Or tops?

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

Reply 8 years ago

Ok I added five more pictures.

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oldmicah
oldmicah

8 years ago

Give us a few more details: are any of the pieces removable? Do any of them spin? D they make noises?

If you grasp the handle that sticks out from the bottom of the jar, does the jar rotate around the handle? I'd guess noise maker, but without more details, it is going to be hard to guess.

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

Reply 8 years ago

The handle that sticks out is removable and and they are made of wood. The to looks like it would come off but it doesn't and just seems to act as a handle. I am going to upload more pics now.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

8 years ago

Very interesting. I'd like to know as well!

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kibrokay11
kibrokay11

Reply 8 years ago

i will upload some more pictures of it tonight. It's what in and that handle thing is removable.