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Jaw's Harp (Muria 6)

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In the ghotul of Remawand village this young boy is playing the kach tehendor, the iron jaw's harp, made by the local blacksmith. It is virtually identical to the European form of the instrument.

 

Legend has it that Lingo Pen, founder of the ghotul, also taught the young people the art of music. He invented 18 instruments which he bestowed upon his chelik (boys) and motiari (girls) - the jaw's harp is one of them.

 

Roderic was recording the boy while i took this shot, so if you like you can actually hear him playing the Jaw's harp ♫♫♫♫.

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Picture of the month in the group Vernissage (May 2010) - thank you so much.

First Place of 85th Winners Gallery contest of Dragon Dagger Awards (May 2010)

 

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Taken in January 1979