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Biva

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Biva

A kind of lute. The body is of wood, lacquered black, and ornamented with a band of Japanese design in gold lacquer. Four strings and two very small soundholes.

Author
Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum by Carl Engel Published 1870 - Available from Books.google.com (This version has 99 pages in it)
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