These two rumbling-pots ( in Dutch: ‘rommelpotten’ or ‘foekepotten’), are very dear to me.
The pots themselves were made by an artist from my home village, Niek Hoogland. My father-in-law, painter Jan Lucker, got them for me, and turned them into instruments, using a real pig’s bladder and a stick, somewhere around 2006.
Rumble-pots emerged in Europe in the 16th century.
The Dutch Rijksmuseum sported a great collection of pictures of people holding such an instrument. Click here to see the collection.
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