According to The Jew's Harp Guild it "is a small
musical instrument which is held against the teeth or lips, and
plucked with the fingers. Its appearance in many cultures of the
world, and ancient roots, attest to the magical essence of this
simple instrument." For more about the history of the instrument
and to listen to sound clips, visit the Jew's
Harp Guild Web site.
Thanks to Susan Ferrone of Abingdon, Maryland for submitting