This mbira (pronounced UM-beer-ra), consisting of a hand-carved wooden base with attached staggered recycled metal tines and with a resonator to add a little buzz, 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!
15 Note Mbira measures 5"L x 1"W x 8"T.
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.
Artisans handcraft quality musical instruments that traditionally figure strongly in Shona ceremonies, using recycled wood and metal.