Wonderful Vintage Mali 4 String N'goni* with Original Cowrie shell ornamentation. Medium sized - 17" Tall, Approx. 6" wide and 5" deep. The strings are all attached as I can tell.All three cowrie shells are present. One on the top and two on the pipes. Overall condition is Very Good. Fantastic addition or start to your African/Ethnic Art collection. Perfect for a corner nook, shelf or to hang on a wall. Recently acquired from a local untouched estate. It is very light, so should be able to ship first class. *The ngoni or "n'goni" is a string instrument originating in West Africa. Its body is made of wood or calabash with dried animal (often goat) skin head stretched over it. The ngoni, which can produce fast melodies, appears to be closely related to the akonting and the xalam.