Location:649002, Russian Federation, Altay Republic,
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Item:382568153320JEW'S HARP BY PAVEL POTKIN WITH/WITHOUT A CEDAR CASE OF YOUR CHOICEDIRECTLY FROM THE CRAFTSMANnew, fresh, from master's hands THE REAL JEW'S HARP SOUND Jew's harp / mouth harp / jaw harp - is a mouth musical instrument with a fascinating sound. Jew's harps by Pavel Potkin differ from others - they not only have a great sound but will serve you longer.. But it should be kept in a wooden case, which prevents from deformation of tongue and moisture penetration. Jew's harp (komus) like a tambourine is used by shamans in ritual practices. Now it is available for ordinary people. Playing jew's harp is a harmless way to look into yourself and to touch the mysterious shaman's world. Suitable for meditation practices or just for relaxation.Jew's harp is easy to learn playing (even a child can do): in five minutes you can know how to extract sounds. And in a month you will play music. There are 12 methods of sound extraction, and these are just the main ones. It doesn't hurt teeth. Playing a harp, you develop coordination of movements, sense of rhythm, proper breathing. In other words, play jew's harp to be healthy! Here you can purchase two kinds of jew's harps by Pavel Potkin: Standard jew's harp is a jew's harp with standard size: 2.6x1.2 Inch, 67x31 mm.Large jew's harp is a jew's harp of a large size: 3.1x1.4 Inch, 80x36 mm and deeper, lower sound. You can buy jew's harp without wooden case or with wooden case of your choice! jew's harps are made of brass and steel (tongue)handcrafted by distinguished master - Pavel Potkinmade in Altaieasy to playperfect for beginners and professionalswooden cases are handmade of cedar with leather cordTAKE CARE OF YOUR JEW'S HARPMoisture is a main enemy for all jew's harps, especially saliva (even stainless alloys deteriorate from prolonged contact with saliva). Wipe dry your jew's harp after playing.Grease and dirt also adversely affects on metal - wash your hands before using your jew's harp.For polishing it is good to clean the jew's harp with tooth powder, chalk or Goya polishing paste (use towel - it is convenient). This is especially helpful if the jew's harp got dark.Protect the tongue (the most fragile part of the instrument) from damage. We recommend storing the jew's harp in a wooden case, where there is a slot for the tongue, in which it is securely fixed.A minute of history The jew’s harp is known by many names, such as the jaw harp or mouth harp. Here in the Altai it is called a “khomus" (komus). Until 1988 the khomus was very expensive and hard to find, until Vladimir Potkin, a master craftsman, decided this symbolic instrument should be more accessible to the people of the Altai Mountains. He began to produce the khomus in greater quantities so that it was available to anyone who dreamed of learning to play. In 2000 his brother Pavel joined him, helping to improve the instrument’s technology and popularize it all over Russia and beyond. In 2006, Pavel founded his own workshop and created a new khomus, which was larger and had a deeper tone, and, despite its price, is indistinguishable from more expensive instruments. The Potkin brothers quickly became famous as two of the world’s most distinguished khomus craftsmen; more importantly, it is thanks to their hard work that the khomus is now available to anyone who wants to learn to play this mystical instrument. It is an Altaian folk instrument, not just a souvenir - it's a real musical instruments with a melodious, rich of overtones sound. The production of jew's harp is 20% machining, all the rest is manual work. Few know, but misconfigured instrument can harm your health. Beware of fakes!An incorrectly tuned harp harms the psyche, so the master needs to perform with a dozen conditions to make the instrument sound correctly. The master keeps in secret the way he tunes jew's harps. ShippingShipping is free. We send from Gorno-Altaysk (the Altai Mountains, Russian Federation) by Russian Post (Standard International Shipping) on the same business day (sometimes in 1-3 business days) after payment accepted. It takes 12-30 days, sometimes longer (be patient). We always provide our customers with track-number. But unfortunately, the information is not always available, so we ask you to let us know when you receive parcel, because we are worried about each parcel we send. Or just leave a feedback for us to know everything's all right! If you have some trouble, please contact us and we will solve everything! Now you too can explore the music of the Altay Mountains, discovering the mysterious shaman’s world through the beautiful, haunting sound of the khomus.See our other items sorted into categories. Go to: altaistore > visit storeCondition:New, Region:Altai Mountains, Modified Item:No, MPN:Does Not Apply, Country/Region of Manufacture:Russian Federation, Brand:Pavel Potkin
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