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The kongtha is a tension jaw harp from Bhutan. They are made from very thin bamboo and are very light and extremely fragile. Yet due to their lightness, they are also very easy to play. This instrument was collected in 2000 from a Bhutanese performer at the Sacred Music Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Country: Bhutan
Region: Asia
Type: jaw harp

 - jaw harp from Bhutan
©  R. Raine-Reusch, May 2002