The giwong is the jaw harp of the Kalinga people of northern Luzon in the Philippines. It is a very flat jaw harp but with very good tone and very easy to play. These jaw harps are often readily available in tourist shops in many countries and as such not taken very seriously. They were traditionally used for courting but now made more for the tourist trade, often made by non-Kalinga as well.
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