Type: Idiophones > Lamellaphones > Jaw-Harps > Tension.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 121.222
Region: South Asia.
Description: The kongtha is a tension jaw harp from Bhutan. They are made from very thin bamboo and are very light and extremely fragile. Yet due to their lightness, they are also very easy to play.
Citations: Randy Raine-Reusch @ asza.com [Kongtha article]