ITS–This traditional stringed-music instrument, found in North Sulawesi was inspired by the Arabic, namely Reb. The resonator or echo-box is made from a coconut shell. Its membrane is made from a piece of upi pinangor the skin of bamboo shoot. It is possible to use the skins of animals, such as kus-kus, as its membrane. Its string is made of kofo fiber.
Its bow is made from a piece of bamboo with kofo fiber as the string. To produce a pleasant sound when this instrument is played, its string should be rubbed with resin.