Murchunga mouth harp from Nepal
The murchunga is a mouth harp, also called jaw harp or in English called Jew’s harp (although it has no connection with Jews or Judaism). The mouth harp is considered one of the oldest instruments in the world. Originally from Asia, its use has spread throughout the world.
This mouth harp is made in Nepal and consists of a flexible metal tongue that is attached to the frame. To play the instrument, the frame must be held against the teeth and the metal tongue is played with the finger to produce a tone.
The murchunga is an instrument with one pitch, but the player can create the most beautiful melodies and overtones by changing the shape of his mouth and the airflow. When the musician makes his tongue vibrate, an enchanting sound resembles the buzzing of a swarm of bees.
Comes in a cardboard box.
Material: brass and iron
Size: 10 cm
Weight: 54 grams
EAN code: 8719497614103
Made in Nepal