Played in many parts
of Europe, Southeast Asia, USA, and in southern India,
the jaw harp is a generic name for this type of instrument.
Some versions are made of bamboo and pressed against
the lips. Generally, the metal versions rest against
the teeth of a slightly open mouth. Pictured above
are very fine quality jaw harps made in Hungary by
Szilágyi (sound sample below). The bottom photo
is a traditional jaw harp from South India known as
morsing (or murchang).