This mbira (pronounced UM-beer-ra), consisting of a hand-carved wooden base with attached staggered recycled metal tines, is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. A particularly common musical instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, it is also often an important instrument to be played at religious ceremonies, weddings, and other social gatherings.
A beautiful gift for world music enthusiasts!
23 Note Mbira measures 8"L x 1"W x 9.5"T.
Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. The recycled materials used to craft this instrument may exhibit some signs of wear, such as tarnishing.
Artisans handcraft quality musical instruments that traditionally figure strongly in Shona ceremonies, using recycled wood and metal.
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