Name: Bunkau.

Type: Jaw Harp > Free-reed > Aerophone.

Region: Sabah Borneo > South East Asia.

Dimensions: Length 14.9 cm.

Acquisition Date:

Acquisition Source: Borneo > Randy Raine-Reusch.

Description: The 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.