Type: Jawharp > Heteroglot
Region: East Borneo
[Malaysian side] > South East Asia.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 121.22.
Dimensions: Length in cm.
Acquisition Date: Circa mid
Acquisition Source: Sabah
Borneo, Randy Raine Reusch @ asza.com.
Description: The bungkau is a
jaw harp that is played among the Kazan a
people of Northern Sabah, Malaysia. Sabah is located on the
north eastern coast of the island of Borneo. Bungkau
are often geared at f
festivals in Sabah and can be
purchased at small traditional handicraft s
stores in Kota, Kinabalu.
Construction: The bungkau is
carved fro polos palm stem and it is either s
peeled to obtain a two tone design. Often bungkau include a
small ball of wax to facilitate the tuning of the instrument.
achieved by shaving small bits of wax off thus changing the