The figure is of a man on a seat, who grips the middle of the bow in one hand, the resonator pressed to the opposite side of his chest. The other hand us held up, with the thumb and forefinger extended to pluck the string. The bow is made of an entirely bowed twig; the resonator is formed of a lump of clay shaped like a calabash, and tied to the bowstave with black cotton which is threaded through the hole in the clay. The ‘string’ is of fine wire, lapped round each end of the bow.
See the online virtual exhibition on the Iziko website here https://virtual.iziko.org.za/samuele-makoanyane.html
Photogrammetry: Stephen Wessels