This instrument is traditional to the isiXhosa speaking people of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It always accompanies singing, and its delicate harmonics provide a counter melody to the singer.
This mouth resonated bow is traditional to the isiXhosa speakers of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The string is either tapped or scraped by a very light stick to get the sound.
This bow is used to play the Umrhube (instead of the traditional light stick). The horsehair can be tensioned to suit the player and her instrument.