Made of bamboo; Made of bamboo; the instrument is held horizontally
with the bamboo tongue in front of the opened mouth. The left
end is hit by the thumb of the right hand. This makes the bamboo
tongue vibrate which causes a sound. The mouth serves as a resonator
and by changing the shape and size of the mouth opening, the
overtones can be changed, thus creating a melody. By strongly
breathing in or out the volume can be changed as well. For a
picture of the instrument in use: see the Kubing
from the Atta.
A thin piece of bamboo of appr. 2 cm. length on the left side,
for hitting and causing the tongue to vibrate, is broken off.
Dimensions: length: 23,6 cm. (or. appr. 26 cm.). , width (widest):
(smallest) 1,2 cm.