- Registration number
- Item name
- Mouth harp
- H: W: 40 mm L: 220 mm D: 11 mm Circum:
Mouth harp carved from bamboo. The harp is curved with three prongs carved down the length: one very thin prong in the centre between two wider prongs. One end of the mouth harp is pointed with a hole peforating the bamboo and the bamboo joint is visible across the width of the the harp. Registration number 7797 marked on harp in black.
This mouth harp was used as a musical instrument during celebrations by blowing into the prongs to produce sound. When hunting for birds men would imitate bird calls with the harp to attract birds to them.