Many names exist for this small instrument.
A metal spoon is made to vibrate. If you hold the instrument in front of your mouth between your lips, the tones become loud because the mouth becomes the resonance body of the instrument.
The jew's harp has a very unique sound that has something primeval about it. The jew's harp is also a shamanic instrument.
The roots of this instrument can be traced back to pre-Christian times. Their origins are in Asia, Mongolia and Siberia.The South Asian jaw harps are built slightly differently than the European ones. They are made from a piece of sheet brass. The Danmoi from Vietnam has become known in this way.
In Europe, the jew harp is a popular folk instrument in the Alpine region, but also in Sicily and the Balkans.
This jews harps come from a small family manufactur in austria. Now the new style of jew harp is easier to play and learn.
Three sizes are available. The large jew harp has a deeper sound than the small.
Every jew harp is with instruction how to play.