Harp > Free-reed > Aerophone.
Borneo > South East Asia.
> Randy Raine-Reusch.
bunkau is a jawharp and a member of the aerophone family of
instruments. It is played by the Kadazan and Dusun people. This
jaw-harp is carved from the stem of the polod tree. A string is
attached to the jaw harp and a bamboo case cut to length. A small
piece of insect wax is used to fine tune the instrument. Today the jaw
harp is found in Sabah the farthest eastern province on the island of
Borneo and also sold in craft stalls through out Sabah.